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Japanese coins usually comes in 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen, 100 yen and 500 yen. The 5 yen and 50 yen coin has a hole in the middle.
 
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One Yen Coin [Yen 1] (in 1990) Aluminum Coin
Obverse: Design is Young Tree.
Yen 1 Face
Reverse:
Yen 1 Back
Material: Pure Aluminum, Weight: 1g, Diameter: 20mm,
Edge: Smooth, Year of First Issue: 1955
Five Yen Coin [Yen 5] (in 1950) Brass Coin Ming type Five Yen Coin [Yen 5] (in 1991) Brass Coin Gothic type
Obverse: Design is Ear of Rice, Gear, Water.
Yen 5 Face
Reverse:
 
Yen 5 Back
Obverse: Design is Ear of Rice, Gear, Water.
Yen 5 Face
Reverse:
 
Yen 5 Back
Material: Copper 60 - 70% / Zinc 40% - 30%, Weight: 3.75g,
Diameter: 22mm, Center hole diameter: 5mm,
Edge: Smooth, Commencement of Production: 1949
Material: Copper 60 - 70% / Zinc 40% - 30%, Weight: 3.75g,
Diameter: 22mm, Center hole diameter: 5mm,
Edge: Smooth, Year of First Issue: 1959
Ten Yen Coin [Yen 10] (in 1951) Bronze Coin Milled type Ten Yen Coin [Yen 10] (in 2000) Bronze Coin Plain type
Obverse: Design is "Hoo-do" Temple. KYOTO, JAPAN
Yen 10 Face
Reverse:
 
Yen 10 Back
Obverse: Design is "Hoo-do" Temple. KYOTO, JAPAN
Yen 10 Face
Reverse:
 
Yen 10 Back
Material: Copper 95% / Zinc 4 - 3% / Tin 1 - 2%,
Weight: 4.5g, Diameter: 23.5mm,
Edge: Milled, Commencement of Production: 1951
Material: Copper 95% / Zinc 4 - 3% / Tin 1 - 2%,
Weight: 4.5g, Diameter: 23.5mm,
Edge: Smooth, Year of First Issue: 1959
Fifty Yen Coin [Yen 50] (in 1988) Cupro-nickel Coin Holed One Hundred Yen Coin [Yen 100] (in 1970) Cupro-nickel Coin
Obverse: Design is Chrysanthemum.
Japanese Yen 50  Face
Reverse:
 
Japanese Yen 50  Back
Obverse: Design is Cherry Blossoms.
Yen 100 Face
Reverse:
 
Yen 100 Back
Material: Copper 75% / Nickel 25%, Weight: 4g,
Diameter: 21mm, Center hole diameter: 4mm, Edge: Milled,
Year of First Issue : 1967
Material: Copper 75% / Nickel 25%, Weight: 4.8g,
Diameter: 22.6mm, Edge: Milled, Year of First Issue: 1967
Five Hundred Yen Coin [Yen 500] (in 2003) Nickel-brass Coin
The edge of 500 yen id Helical Ridges (helically milled edge)
Five Hundred Yen Coin [Yen 500] (in 1998) Cupro-nickel Coin
Commemorative Coin - Nagano Olympic (Series Three)
Obverse: Design is Paulownia.
 
Yen 500 Face
Reverse:
 
Yen 500 Back
Obverse:
Design is Freestyle Ski.
Yen 500 Face
Reverse:
Design is snow grouse.
Yen 500 Back
Material : Copper 72% / Zinc 20% / Nickel 8%, Weight : 7g,
Diameter : 26.5mm, Edge: Milled, Year of First Issue : 2000
Material: Copper 75% / Nickel 25%, Weight: 7.2g,
Diameter: 26.5mm, Edge: Milled, Year of Production: 1998
 

 
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