Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Matthew G., Sep 9, 2018.
Hi if anyone could tell me the dates in these Japanese yen coins that would be great, thanks!
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First coin is Showa 55 (1980), second coin is Showa 33 (1958).
The dating system in Chinese characters for these coins goes: "Five Ten Five" (55) and "Three ten three" (33).
Read them Left to Right for these contemporary Japanese coins, but earlier coins were read Right to Left. Chinese Characters can be read Left to Right, Right to Left or Top to Bottom. I don't think that they can be read Bottom to Top. Never encountered that before.
I always go to en.numista.com and use the advanced search tool. You can use Chinese / Japanese / Arabic, etc. letters as a search, and it helps a lot!
Separate names with a comma.