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Japan Coin Catalog

The official coin of Japan is the Yen (¥) and is featured in this catalog among all of its other historical coins, covering both modern and ancient coins that have left their mark on the country's monetary history. The Japan coin catalog is presented organized by type and value, a technique collectors refer to as sorting by #KM, based on the acronym of the publication that numbered them.

Country Japan
Coin Yen (JPY)
1€ 163,03¥
Continent Asia
Capital city Tokyo
Catalogued coins 627

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The most valuable coins

The most valuable Japan coins and sought after by collectors according to Foronum statistics are the following:

The valuation of these coins has been achieved through a meticulous algorithm that considers the current market, taking into account aspects such as material, weight, diameter, edge, year of mintage, mint of manufacture and the number of coins produced. Coins with limited mintages and in good condition are usually among the most valuable.

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500 yen (Entronización del Emperador Reiwa)

Price: 10,00€
Year: 2019
Weight: 7,10 g
Composition: Bimetalica
Diameter: 26,50 mm

1 mon (Kan'ei)

#FO5862 KM#1.1C
Price: 3,39€ - 8,17€
Year: 1636
Weight: 4,60 g
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 24,90 mm
Edge: Smooth

1 mon (Bun Edo)

#FO6554 KM#1.2C
Year: 1668
Weight: 3,80 g
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 24,00 mm
Edge: Smooth

4 mon (Kan'ei)

#FO13678 KM#4C
Price: 2,00€
Year: 1861
Weight: 4,30 g
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 28,70 mm
Edge: Smooth

100 mon (Tenpo Suho)

#FO18068 KM#7C
Price: 11,53€
Year: 1835
Weight: 20,70 g
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 49,00 mm
Edge: Smooth

2 yen (圓 二 - Meiji era. Mutsuhito)

#FO20518 KM#10y
Year: 1870
Weight: 3,33 g
Composition: Gold (0,900)
Diameter: 17,50 mm

20 yen ( 圓 十 二 - Meiji era. Mutsuhito)

#FO20477 KM#13y
Year: 1870-1892
Weight: 33,33 g
Composition: Gold (0,900)
Diameter: 35,06 mm

1/2 sen

#FO18621 KM#16.2
Price: 2,10€
Year: 1885
Weight: 3,56 g
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 22,20 mm
Edge: Smooth

1 sen

#FO12703 KM#17.1
Price: 2,50€
Year: 1873-1877
Weight: 7,13 g
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 27,90 mm
Edge: Smooth

1 sen

#FO12704 KM#17.2
Price: 2,29€
Year: 1885-1886
Weight: 7,13 g
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 27,87 mm
Edge: Smooth

2 sen

#FO18620 KM#18.2
Year: 1877-1892
Weight: 14,26 g
Composition: Copper
Diameter: 31,81 mm
Edge: Smooth

5 sen

#FO18069 KM#19
Price: 12,00€
Year: 1889
Weight: 4,67 g
Composition: Copper-nickel
Diameter: 20,60 mm
Edge: Smooth

20 sen

#FO8471 KM#24
Year: 1873
Weight: 5,39 g
Composition: Silver
Diameter: 23,50 mm
Edge: Ribbed

1 yen (Mutsuhito-Meiji Tipo I)

#FO18224 KM#25.2A
Year: 1874-1887
Weight: 29,96 g
Composition: Silver (0,900)
Diameter: 38,60 mm
Edge: Ribbed

1 yen (Mutsuhito-Meiji Tipo II)

#FO9857 KM#25.3A
Year: 1886-1912
Weight: 26,96 g
Composition: Silver (0,900)
Diameter: 38,10 mm
Edge: Ribbed

10 sen (Mutsuhito-Meiji)

#FO18963 KM#29
Year: 1907-1912
Weight: 2,25 g
Composition: Silver (0,720)
Diameter: 17,57 mm
Edge: Ribbed

20 yen (二 十 圓 Meiji era. Mutsuhito)

#FO20478 KM#34y
Year: 1897-1912
Weight: 16,67 g
Composition: Gold (0,900)
Diameter: 28,78 mm

1 sen (Yosihihito-Taisho)

#FO12702 KM#35
Year: 1915
Weight: 7,13 g
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 27,80 mm
Edge: Smooth

1 sen (Yosihihito-Taisho)

#FO5860 KM#42
Price: 0,80€ - 2,00€
Year: 1916-1924
Weight: 3,75 g
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 23,00 mm
Edge: Smooth

5 sen (Yoshihito-Taisho)

#FO16944 KM#43
Year: 1917-1920
Weight: 4,28 g
Composition: Copper-nickel
Diameter: 20,60 mm
Edge: Smooth

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