How do you tell what year a Japanese coin is?
Japanese coins are dated by ruling emperor (year of accession) plus the regnal year. Prior to 1948 regnal numbers are read from right to left. Examples: Emperor (Mutsuhito) regnal year from R to L = 2 x 10 + 6.
Does 1 yen exist?
The 1-yen coin (一円硬貨, Ichi-en kōka) is the smallest denomination of the Japanese yen currency. The first Japanese one-yen coins were made of both silver and gold in the early 1870s. The current one yen coin dates to 1955, is made up of pure aluminium, and has a young tree design which has been used since.
What is a ten yen coin made of?
Bronze 10 yen Bronze CoinDesignever-green tree, Byodo-in TempleMaterialBronzeCompositionCopper 950 Zinc 40 to 30 Tin 10 to 20Weight4.5gDiameter23.5mm1 more row
What does it say on Japanese coins?
The third and current inscription is 日本国 Nippon koku or Country of Japan (also reading left to right which is how it is on the coins, with one exception). The use of this inscription corresponds (mostly) to the onset of designating the coins as current in the cataloging system.
What does a 10 yen coin say?
The obverse of the coin depicts the Phoenix Hall of Byōdō-in, a Buddhist temple in Uji, Kyoto prefecture, with the kanji for Japan and Ten Yen. The reverse shows the numerals 10 and the date of issue in kanji surrounded by bay laurel leaves.