Japan 1 sen coin 1898, Meiji 31

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Japan 1 sen coin, Meiji 31, 1898

Obverse: Sunburst within beaded circle with legend separated by dots around border
Reverse: Value within center of rice wreath

Ruler: Mutsuhito
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 7.1300g
Diameter: 27.9mm

The 1 sen coin was first minted by the Empire of Japan in 1873. Since then, new issues of the coin were introduced in 1898, 1913, 1916, 1927, 1938, 1941, and 1944. A new coin was created in 1945, but apparently never issued.

Second 1 sen coin
During 1898, after 10 years of the absence of the 1 sen coin, the Empire of Japan issued a new coin. It was mainly composed of copper, but also had a percentage of tin, officially making the coin of bronze. The coin had a mass of 7.13 g and a diameter of 27.9 millimeters, retaining the original size and weight of the original 1 sen coin. On the coin's obverse, the sun was displayed with the value, year of minting, and the title of the issuing authority (本日大), while the reverse showed the value (as 一銭), surrounded by grains. It was minted until 1902.
In 1913, the coin was reintroduced, and remained minted until 1915, when production of the coin had officially come to an end.
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