Japanese coin dating

japanese coin dating

How are Japanese coins dated?

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.

How do you calculate the regnal year on Japanese coins?

Since the 1960s fifty yen and higher denomination coins use western numbers for the regnal year. Emperor (Hirohito). Year = 1926 + 42 = 1968 AD. The symbol denotes the 1 st year of the reign. Emperor (Akihito) 1 st year of reign = 1989 AD.

What is the meaning of the Heisei symbol on Japanese coins?

Hieroglyph Year - one symbol. For example - 5 yen 2013. Its mean - 25 years from beginning of Heisei period (1989) = 2013 (1989+25-1). Not 2014 (1989+25), because 1989 is the first year, not zero. Attention - on the Japanese coins before 1948 and on the some later coins (for example 100 yen 1957-1958), the date should be read from right to left.

What was the first currency in Japan?

Japans first formal currency system was the Kōchōsen (Japanese: 皇朝銭, Imperial currency). It was exemplified by the adoption of Japans first official coin type, the Wadōkaichin.

How is the date on a Japanese coin determined?

Since 1870, the date is determined by the era (period, epoch) that coincides with the period of the emperors reign and the year of the era (the number of years from the emperors reign began). To determine the year of coin issue, the current year of the era should be added to the year of the eras beginning. Era designation on Japanese coins

What are the old coins of Japan?

ARTICLES SITE SEARCH Index» World coins» Asia» Japan modern Japanese coins catalog Previous - Japanese old coins (before 1948) See also - Japanese commemorative coins Empire of Japan Japanese yen symbol - ¥ Japanese yen code - JPY Emperor Hirohito Shōwa era - 昭和 (1926-1989) Reform 1948 Japanese Yen (円)=100 sen 500 yen 1983 (1982-1989) nickel-brass

How to read inscriptions on Japanese coins?

How to read inscriptions on Japanese coins The inscription containing the dating of the coin consists of the following parts: 1. Name of period - two symbols. 2. Year of current period (era) - one, two ore three symbols. 3. Hieroglyph Year - one symbol. For example - 5 yen 2013.

When did Japan stop minting silver coins?

The coin was minted only seven years, until 1966, when the rising price of silver forced Japan to remove silver from their circulating coins. The coins are dated year 34 to year 41 of the Showa era in the imperial Japanese calendar. The 22.5mm coin is struck in .600 fine silver and contains .0926 troy ounces of silver.

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