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This is a modest collection of second millennium gold coins of Japan from the late 1900s

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2 Bu - (1868-69)

C-21d - 3,00  g

These were comprised of an alloy of 0,233 gold and 0,777 silver. Holders could them replated with gold at he mint!


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10 - 1908

Y-33 - 8.33 g - 21 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 1,161M

The obverse of this coin features a stylized radiating sun. The country's name is to the left, the denomination is at the bottom, and the year (Meiji Year 41) is to the right. The reverse features the denomination in the centre surrounded by a wreath. The Japanese imperial chrysanthemum is at the top.


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10 - 1909

Y-33 - 8.33 g - 21 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 2,166M

The obverse of this coin features a stylized radiating sun. The country's name is to the left, the denomination is at the bottom, and the year (Meiji Year 42) is to the right. The reverse features the denomination in the centre surrounded by a wreath. The Japanese imperial chrysanthemum is at the top.


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20 - 1916

Y-40.2 - 16.67 g - 28 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 2,377M

The obverse of this coin features a stylized radiating sun. The country's name is to the left, the denomination is at the bottom, and the year (Taisho Year 5) is to the right. The reverse features the denomination in the centre surrounded by a wreath. The Japanese imperial chrysanthemum is at the top.


10.000 - 1998

Y-116 - 15,60 g - 26 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0.055M

This NCLT "coin" was issued to commemorate the 1998 Winter Olympic Games hosted by Nagano, Japan. The obverse features a ski jumper with the Kanji characters for Nippon, the 5 ringed Olympic symbol below the skier, and the denomination 10.000 Yen in Kanji characters.  The reverse has the gentian plant with English inscriptions for the event and the denomination.  The Kanji characters denote Year 9 of the Heisei Era.


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