Japan 500 Yen 1982 to Date
That's a modern 500 yen piece from Japan. It is minted in copper-nickel and is worth face value. A collector will pay a few US dollars over face for a nice looking specimen. Use xe.com to find the current exchange rate for yen. At the moment, 500 yen is worth about $6 US dollars. Look it up. Tomorrow it will be different.
Be careful of counterfeits; this coin is widely counterfeited. The catalog says the design is a pawlownia flower.
The coin in our picture is a real dazzler. It is a proof coin that was produced by the mint especially for collectors. Proof coins are not intended for circulation, but for collecting only. They have specially prepared surfaces and are struck in presses with extra attention to detail. Isn't it a beauty?
The coin in our picture comes from respected eBay seller coin5555. This proof sold for about $25 US dollars, a good price for a coin with superb eye appeal.
CoinQuest thanks coin5555 for use of their photo.
, Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: kim, Tue, 18-Sep-2012 20:08:25 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 26-Jun-2014 22:44:39 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 13-Jun-2016 02:02:03 GMT
Requester description: Has the numbers 500 on one side and japenese writing on the bottom, other side has 5 letters are symbols around the coin and a picture of something in the middle
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