List of 2 sen, 1 sen, 1/2 sen, 5 rin, 1 rin

 

 

 

 

01-45 2 sen (copper)

Diameter: 31.81mm

Alloy: Copper: 98%, Tin 1%, Zinc 1%

Mass: 14.26g

C scales used from Meiji 6 (1873) - Meiji 10 (1877), V scales used from Meiji 10 (1877) - Meiji 17 (1884)

Total mintage of Meiji 6 and 7 are 3,949,758

 

 

 

Meiji 6 (1873) Meiji 7 (1874) Meiji 8 (1875) - 22,835,255 Meiji 9 (1876) - 25,817,570
   
Meiji 10 (1877) old - 33,097,868 Meiji 10 (1877) new - 43,290,398 Meiji 13 (1880) - 33,142,307 Meiji 14 (1881) - 38,475,569
Meiji 15 (1882) - 43,572,187 Meiji 16 (1883) - 19,476,164 Meiji 17 (1884) - 12,090,586  
   

 

 

01-46 Dragon 1 sen (copper)

Diameter: 27.87mm

Alloy: Copper 98%, Tin 1%, Zinc 1%

Mass: 7.13g

C scales used from Meiji 6 (1873) - Meiji 10 (1877), V scales used from Meiji 13 (1880) - Meiji 21 (1888)

Two varieties in Meiji 14, small "four" and big "four", total mintage 16,123,612

 

 

Meiji 6 (1873) - 1,301,486 Meiji 7 (1874) - 25,564,953 Meiji 8 (1875) - 32,832,038 Meiji 9 (1876) - 38,048,906
Meiji 10 (1877) - 98,041,824 Meiji 13 (1880) - 33,947,810 Meiji 14 (1881) - small "four" Meiji 14 (1881) - big "four"
Meiji 15 (1882) - 19,150,666 Meiji 16 (1883) - 46,846,352 Meiji 17 (1884) - 53,702,768 Meiji 18 (1885) - 46,846,352
Meiji 19 (1886) - 26,886,198 Meiji 20 (1887) - 22,249,580 Meiji 21 (1888) - 25,864,939  
 

 

 

01-47 Rice 1 sen (bronze)

Diameter: 27.87mm

Alloy: Copper 95%, Tin 4%, Zinc 1%

Mass: 7.13g

Apparently dates of Meiji 39, 42 and 44 do exist but not known. 

 

Meiji 31 (1898) - 3,649,448 Meiji 32 (1899) - 9,764,028 Meiji 33 (1900) - 3,086,524 Meiji 34 (1901) - 5,555,155
 
Meiji 35 (1902) - 4,444,845 Taisho 2 (1913) - 15,000,000 Taisho 3 (1914) - 10,000,000 Taisho 4 (1915) - 13,000,000
 

 

 

01-48 Paulownia 1 sen (bronze)

Diameter: 23.03mm

Alloy: Copper 95%, Tin 4%, Zinc 1%

Mass: 3.75g

 

Taisho 5 (1916) - 19,193,946 Taisho 6 (1917) - 27,183,078 Taisho 7 (1918) - 121,794,756 Taisho 8 (1919) - 209,959,359
       
Taisho 9 (1920) - 118,829,256 Taisho 10 (1921) - 252,440,000 Taisho 11 (1922) - 253,210,000 Taisho 12 (1923) - 155,500,000
Taisho 13 (1924) - 106,250,000 Showa 2 (1927) - 26,500,000 Showa 4 (1929) - 3,000,000 Showa 5 (1930) - 5,000,000
       
Showa 6 (1931) - 25,001,222 Showa 7 (1932) - 35,066,715 Showa 8 (1933) - 38,936,904 Showa 9 (1934) - 100,004,950
     
Showa 10 (1935) - 200,009,912 Showa 11 (1936) - 109,170,428 Showa 12 (1937) - 133,196,569 Showa 13 (1938) - 87,649,338
 

 

 

01-49 Crow 1 sen (brass)

Diameter: 23.03mm

Alloy: Copper 90%, Zinc 10%

Mass: 3.75g

One year type

Mintage: 113,600,000

 

 

01-50 Crow 1 sen (aluminum)

Diameter: 17.6mm

Alloy: Aluminum 100%

Mass: 0.90g

Three year type, variety on Showa 14 (1939)

Total mintage for Showa 14 (1939) - 444,602,146

 

Showa 13 (1938) - 45,502,266 Showa 14 (1939) Type A Showa 14 (1939) Type B Showa 15 (1941) - 602,110,015

 

 

01-51 Mt. Fuji 1 sen (aluminum)

Diameter: 16mm

Alloy: Aluminum 100%

Three year type

Mass:

Showa 16-18 (1941-43) 0.65g

Showa 18 (1943) 0.55g

 

Showa 16 (1941) - 1,016,620,734 Showa 17 (1942) - 119,709,832 Showa 18 (1943) 0.65g - 1,163,949,434 Showa 18 (1943) 0.55g - 627,160,000

 

 

01-52 1 sen (tin)

Diameter: 15mm

Alloy: Tin 50%, Zinc 50%

Mass: 1.30g

Two year type

Total mintage of Showa 19 (1944) and Showa 20 (1945) is 1,629,580,000

 No breakdown figure available.

 

Showa 19 (1944) Showa 20 (1945)

 

 

01-53 1/2  sen (copper)

Diameter: 22.00mm

Alloy: Copper 98%, Tin 1%, Zinc 1%

Mass: 3.56g

Total mintage of Meiji 6, 7 is 16,804,440

Total mintage of Meiji 10 is 29,278,520

C scales used from Meiji 6 (1873) - Meiji 10 (1877), V scales used from Meiji 10 (1877) - Meiji 21 (1888)

* Two varieties of scales noted in 1883. Not recognized in JNDA.

 

Meiji 6 (1873) Meiji 7 (1874) earlier version Meiji 7 (1874) later version Meiji 8 (1875) - 17,037,928
   
Meiji 9 (1876) - 24,292,478 Meiji 10 (1877) c scale Meiji 10 (1877) v scale Meiji 12 (1879) - 29,963,706
Meiji 13 (1880) - 14,090,894 Meiji 14 (1881) - 17,929,026 Meiji 15 (1882) - 26,458,976 Meiji 16 (1883) - 38,480,248*
   
Meiji 17 (1884) - 38,480,248 Meiji 18 (1885) - 31,166,240 Meiji 19 (1886) - 31,831,244 Meiji 20 (1887) - 35,651,564
Meiji 21 (1888) - 25,744,686      
       

   

 

01-54 5 rin (bronze)

Diameter: 18.78mm

Alloy: Copper 95%, Tin 4%, Zinc 1%

Mass: 2.10g

Four year type

 

Taisho 5 (1916) - 8,000,000 Taisho 6 (1917) - 5,287,584 Taisho 7 (1918) - 11,661,877 Taisho 8 (1919) - 17,130,539

 

 

01-55 1 rin (copper)

Diameter: 15.75mm

Alloy: Copper 98%, Tin 1%, Zinc 1%

Mass: 0.91g

Home to some very rare coins

Total mintage of Meiji 6 (1873) and Meiji 7 (1874) is 6,979,260

Total mintage of Meiji 8 (1875) is 3,718,840

Total mintage of Meiji 9 (1876) and Meiji 10 (1877) is 23,000. Meiji 9 is scarcer.

 

Meiji 6 (1873) Meiji 7 (1874) Meiji 8 (1875) - Type 1 Meiji 8 (1875) - Type 2 (scarcer)
 
Meiji 9 (1876) Meiji 10 (1877) Meiji 13 (1880) - 810 Meiji 15 (1882) - 3,632,360
Meiji 16 (1883) - 14,128,150 Meiji 17 (1884) - 16,009,130    
   

 

 

Pattern 1 sen (Porcelain)

Made in Saga Prefecture, Arita town

Company: Kyowashinkou Porcelain Co. in Kyoto and Seto Co.

Diameter: 15mm

Composition: 60% clay (Sankansaka), 15% granite, 15% red clay, 10% other

Mass: 0.80g

One year type

 

07/01/2018