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Japan 5, 10, 20, and 50 Sen, and 1 Yen 1870

 Date: 1870 ? 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: medium 
 Description from requester: Dragon in center ring with symbols on edge other side has sunburst centered in ring with garland imperial symbol 
 [Request 6842 received from Jackson, Thursday, 17-Feb-2011, answered by Paul] 
 [Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Saturday, 27-Apr-2013] 

Japan 5, 10, 20, and 50 Sen, and 1 Yen 1870 | 20 japan sen 5 10 50 1 yen wreath dragon flower chrysanthemum style sunburst imperial japanesse japanize japenese japanese japanise 1870, the third year of the Meiji Dynasty, saw the introduction of imperial Japanese coinage. (We have a short write-up about dating Japanese coins at this CoinQuest link.) There are 10 rin in a sen, and 100 sen in a yen. This page applies to the 5, 10, 20, and 50 sen coins of 1870, as well as the 1 yen coins which look the same. These are valuable coins and highly sought by collectors, especially in high grades, i.e., with little wear. As always, with any valuable coin, you must be aware that counterfeits are possible and you must take steps to protect yourself. (See our sample listings of counterfeits here.)

The listings below show approximate catalog values for these coins. Catalog values are inflated values. Actual buy and sell values will be less, as explained on our Important Terminology page (link at upper left).

5 SEN, 15 mm diameter, 0.032 troy ounces silver
worn: $150
average circualted: $250
well preserved (like our picture): $350
fully uncirculated: $950

10 SEN, 18 mm diameter, 0.064 troy ounces silver
worn: $15
average circualted: $25
well preserved (like our picture): $50
fully uncirculated: $170

20 SEN, 25 mm diameter, 0.128 troy ounces silver
worn: $15
average circualted: $25
well preserved (like our picture): $50
fully uncirculated: $150

50 SEN, 32 mm diameter, 0.322 troy ounces silver
worn: $30
average circualted: $60
well preserved (like our picture): $100
fully uncirculated: $200

1 YEN, 38 mm diameter, 0.780 troy ounces silver
worn: $300
average circualted: $400
well preserved (like our picture): $700
fully uncirculated: $900

Tags: 20 japan sen 5 10 50 1 yen wreath dragon flower chrysanthemum style sunburst imperial japanesse japanize japenese japanese japanise bloomed garland reif stem leis fleur lily bud leaf pedals blossom dragons wreathed lilys flur bouquet wreth floer fluer fleures flowers floral rief reef fllower wreah lisse stems fler greenery wreaths wreathe folwers posy flowery wreat fleurs stylized china character symbol circle imperio imperialis leafed leaves leavs leave leaved leafs leafy characters chinese logograms chin chian chineese chine symobols circles circal crrcle rings symbal symbles symbels circlet cicurling circlr circling simble circular circel cirlces ringed circled simbol ring cirle cirlce symbols

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