Japanese Coins 1 Yen Japan Trade Dollar Silver Coin 1883, Meiji 16

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Coins of Japan - one Yen Silver Coin 
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Japanese yen silver coin - Japanese trade dollar
Coins of Japan, Meiji Period. ¥ One Yen  Silver Coin - Japanese trade dollar, minted in year 16 (1883)
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Obverse: Dragon clutching Pearl of Celestial Wisdom in dotted circle.
Legend: . 416 . ONE YEN . 900 . "Year 16 (3 characters), Meiji (2 characters) . Great Japan (3 characters)"

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

Reference: KM-A25.2. R!
Weight: 26.88 gm
Diameter: 38 mm

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.
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