5 sen cupro-nickel, with hole, small size, 1920-1932
S7(1932) 19.1mm

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: JAPAN
Item Description: 5S S7(1932)
Full Grade: NGC MS 67
Owner: Star City Homer

Set Details

Custom Sets: Japan Type Set #7460
Competitive Sets: 5 sen cupro-nickel, with hole, small size, 1920-1932   Score: 76
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

JNDA 01-39. This is a smaller or reduced version of the prior 5 sen. There were coins minted for 4 years in the Taisho era (ending a 4 year run in T12 (1923). After a 9 year gap there was a single year minted in S7 (1932).

The design elements are identical to the prior Taisho era coins, with this continuing the small size version. The obverse has the shape of the 'Sacred Mirror' (one of the Imperial Treasures) surrounding the center hole. 'Great Japan' (Dai Nippon) is above, and the regnal date is below, and these are superimposed on a wave-like background. The reverse features the chrysanthemum crest above the center hole (which is the Imperial Crest/Seal), with the denomination characters to either side. Below is foliage from the paulownia (the Paulownia Crest represents the government).

Diameter 19.09, cupronickel alloy, weight 2.63 grams.

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