Is this coin what I think it is?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by stldanceartist, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    If I'm reading the date correctly, this Japanese coin should be Year 44 (1911) 20 Sen - and a pretty good date with a mintage of 500k.

    Am I correct?

    Japan - 1911 (Yr44) 20 Sen.jpg
     
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    yup Krause world coin catalog Y#30 Yr44 (1911) 20 sen, Japan, mintage-500,000
     
  4. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Well, that’s good news...at least so far.
     
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  5. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    Yes, "明治四十四年" is Meiji Year 44, or 1911, but this will display backwards on the coin because it dates to when Japanese was written right to left. And yes, the JNDA catalog (the annual Association of Japanese Dealer catalog, published all in Japanese) shows that particular year as having a mintage of 500,000 and fairly valuable in high grades. Looks like a decent find.
     
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