50 Sen Empire of Japan (1868-1947) Silver Meiji the Great (1852 - ...

50 Sen
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1901

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1898, Japan, Meiji Period. Silver 50 Sen (½ Yen) Coin. XF-AU!

Reference: KM-25. Mint Year: 1898 (Year 31) Denomination: 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) Condition: A nicely toned XF-AU! Weight: 13.44gm Diameter: 31mm Material: Silver

Obverse: Curled dragon with spiraling celestial orb in claw. Value (50 SEN) below.

Reverse: Value within wreath. Chrysanthemum (arms of Japan) above.

The Meiji period, or Meiji era, denotes the 45-year reign of the Meiji Emperor, running, in the Gregorian calendar, from 23 October 1868 to 30 July 1912. During this time, Japan started its modernization and rose to world power status. This era name means “Enlightened Rule”. After the death of the Meiji Emperor in 1912, the Taisho Emperor took the throne, thus beginning the Taisho period.

The Meiji Emperor (3 November 1852 — 30 July 1912) or Meiji the Great was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from 3 February 1867 until his death.

Like all his predecessors, since his death he has been referred to by a posthumous name. Upon his death a new tradition of giving the late emperor the name of the era coinciding with his reign was established. Having ruled during the Meiji era (Enlightened rule), he is now known as Emperor Meiji. As this is not a personal name, more accurately he should be referred to as “the Meiji emperor”.

His personal name was Mutsuhito (??), and although outside of Japan he is sometimes called by this name or Emperor Mutsuhito, in Japan emperors are referred to only by their posthumous names. Use of an emperor’s personal name would be considered too familiar, or even blasphemous.At the time of his birth in 1852, Japan was an isolated, pre-industrial, feudal country dominated by the Tokugawa Shogunate and the daimyo, who ruled over the country’s more than 250 decentralized domains. By the time of his death in 1912, Japan had undergone a political, social, and industrial revolution at home (See Meiji Restoration) and emerged as one of the great powers on the world stage.

A detailed account of the State Funeral in the New York Times concluded with an observation: "The contrast between that which preceded the funeral car and that which followed it was striking indeed. Before it went old Japan; after it came new Japan."


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Posted by: anonymous  2019-11-29
1898, Japan, Meiji Period. Beautiful Silver 50 Sen (½ Yen) Coin. XF-AU! Reference: KM-25. Mint Year: 1898 (Year 31) Denomination: 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) Condition: A nicely toned XF-AU! Weight: 13.44gm Diameter: 31mm Material: Silver Obverse: Curled dragon with spiraling celestial orb in cl ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2018-06-11
1899, Japan, Meiji Period. Beautiful Silver 50 Sen (½ Yen) Coin. XF-AU! Reference: KM-25. Mint Year: 1899 (Year 32) Denomination: 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) Condition: Minor edge-marks and minor deposits in reverse, otherwise XF-AU! Weight: 13.42gm Diameter: 31mm Material: Silver Obverse: Curled d ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2018-06-11
1898, Japan, Meiji Period. Beautiful Silver 50 Sen (½ Yen) Coin. XF-AU! Reference: KM-25. Mint Year: 1898 (Year 31) Denomination: 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) Condition: Patchy toning in obverse, light contact-marks in fields, otherwise XF-AU! Weight: 13.44gm Diameter: 31mm Material: Silver Obverse: ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2019-03-24
Japan. Meiji-Periode 1868-1912. 50 Sen 1899. K.M. 25. Vorzüglich +

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Posted by: anonymous  2018-12-27
1898, Japan, Meiji Period. Beautiful Silver 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) Coin. AU! Reference: KM-25. Mint Year: 1898 (Year 31) Condition: A nicely toned AU! Denomination: 50 Sen (1/2 Yen) Weight: 13.44gm Diameter: 31mm Material: Silver Obverse: Curled dragon with a spiraling celestial orb in claw. V ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-05-01
1885,JAPAN. 50 Sen, Year 18 (1885). NGC Unc Details--Surface Hairlines.Y-25; JNDA-01-14. Lower mintage year. A gem coin with hairlines from cleaning.
(1898) Japan 1 Sen Lot#KJ10 High Grade! Beautiful!
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(1898) Japan 1 Sen Lot#KJ10 High Grade! Beautiful!
(1892) Japan 20 Sen Lot#KJ11 Silver!
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(1892) Japan 20 Sen Lot#KJ11 Silver!
(1936) Japan 50 Sen In Wood Box Lot#KJ19 Silver! With Case & C.O.A.
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(1936) Japan 50 Sen In Wood Box Lot#KJ19 Silver! With Case & C.O.A.
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