Numeric code: 392
Alphabetic code: JPY
Island of the Japanese archipelago in the Pacific ocean, located East of the Eurasian continent, belongs to Japan. The total area of land holdings of the country 377, 9 thousand square kilometers. It inhabits them 127 million Japanese. In one Tokyo – the capital – is home to more than 30 million people. While not too impressive vastness of the holdings, Japan holds one of the first places on the planet at the height of the standard of living and economic development.
Base cash payments in the country is the yen, equaling one hundred sen. In 1869 she brought to a common denominator of the monetary variety Japan, where each feudal clan preferred to issue its own currency. Ten years later, the yen was the only currency of Japan. Buy first coins of Japan it is possible today, although Saint was withdrawn from circulation in 1953.
In the catalog of Japanese coins collected coins in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 yen. All coins feature the fauna of the Islands:
- Primula emblazoned on 500 yen (copper-Nickel alloy);
- Sakura – hundred (copper-Nickel alloy);
- chrysanthemum blooms on fifty yen (copper-Nickel alloy);
- the rice, on five (brass);
- money tree – one yen (aluminum).
Only one denomination of ten yen (bronze) miraculously snuck into the Palace of the Emperor. In addition, the five and fifty yen is provided with a hole in the middle.
The value of the coins of Japan are different, it is responsive to the year and rarity of the specimen. In General, the price of the coins of Japan leaves the possibility to buy old samples.