50 Sen, Japan
Handmade coin ring from 50 Sen, Japan
- Metal: silver 0.800
- Years: 1906-1912
- Size: 15 – 20 mm (47-63)
About the coin:
Fifty sen coins were first minted in 1870 during the reign of the Meiji emperor. The New Currency Act of 1871 stipulated the adoption of the decimal accounting system of yen (1, 圓), sen (1⁄100, 銭), and rin (1⁄1000, 厘), with the coins being round and manufactured using Western machinery. Although mintages numbered in the hundreds of thousands, it was reported in 1904 that fifty sen coins were not commonly seen in circulation. Production of silver coins stopped in 1938, and the coins were replaced by brass ones starting in 1946. The final fifty-sen coins were produced two years later, and the coin was eventually taken out of circulation at the end of 1953.
Radiant sun surrounded by a ring of sakuras and text
年 元 正 大 · 本 日 大
· 50 SEN ·
Great Japan · First year of Taishō
· 50 sen ·
Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor’s Royal Seal) at the top. On either side of the value are branches of Paulownia Flower (left) and Chrysanthemum Flower (Right)
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NOTE: This is a handmade coin ring that used to be in circulation, which means that each coing ring is slightly different from the other. The ring you receive will not be exactly as pictured. Each ring is unique.
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