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Coin Information

5 Yen

Name of coin
五円硬貨
Year(s) Issued
1959
Issuer
N/A
Countries Issued in
Japan
Face Value
0.05 ¥
Material
Copper, Zinc
Mintage


The 5 yen coin is one denomination of Japanese yen. The current design was first minted in 1959 using Japanese characters known as the "new script", and were also minted from 1949-1958 using "old-script" Japanese characters.

DesignEdit

The front of the coin depicts a rice plant growing out of the water, with "five yen" written in kanji; the back is stamped with "Japan" and the year of issue, also in kanji, separated by sprouts of a tree. The three graphic elements of the coin represent agriculture, forestry and fisheries, the key elements of the Japanese first-sector economy. Around a hole, there is a gear that represent industry. It is the only Japanese coin in circulation to lack Arabic numerals on either face. 5 Yen coins usually loose shine in a year or in a couple of months.

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