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Japan 10 Yen  1959 to 1989
Japan 10 Yen 1959 to 1989

Kevin sent us a picture of a Japanese 10 yen coin. These were minted in bronze from 1959 to 1989. They are worth face value: 10 yen in Japan, about 9 US cents. If you have one in fully uncirculated condition, a collector will probably pay a few US dollars to add it to his or her collection.

Coin: 1470 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: , Sun, 04-Oct-2009 23:23:42 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 01:48:49 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 27-Aug-2014 13:50:15 GMT
Requester description: See picture
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I have one of these coins what are they worth? I havent done anything with it yet at all wanted to see how much it is. - Ashley
They are worth face value: 10 yen in Japan, about 9 US cents. If you have one in fully uncirculated condition, a collector will probably pay a few US dollars to add it to his or her collection. - CoinQuest (Paul)

What does uncirculated condition means I have the same coin, and a few US dollars meaning it's for my daughter - Carleata
Carleata -- Uncirculated condition means the coin has never once been touched by human hands after it left the mint. Uncirculated coins go from the mint directly into coin collections. As such, you can only get uncirculated coins by buying them from coin collectors. Any coin you find loose in circulation is not uncirculated, although some can be 'almost uncirculated' which is an official numismatic (coin collecting) grade designation. We have some representative pictures of circulated and uncirculated coins on our Important Terminology page (button above), but our treatment of grading is very superficial. There are plenty of web sites that go into the technicalities of coin grading, but those sites are for experienced collectors, not normal people. -- It is laudable to give nice-looking coins to your children. It may spark a hobby that lasts a lifetime. With me, I started when I was 10, and now I'm 67. Coin collecting sticks with you. - CoinQuest (Paul)

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