David -- This is probably your coin. It is a 5 sen minted between year 8 to 12 of the Showa (Hirohito) Dynasty. That is, from 1933 to 1937. The coin is made out of nickel.
All the dates in the series are approximately equal in value. Catalog values run like this:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $15
Consult our Terminology page for information about catalog values.
, Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: David, Thu, 13-Dec-2012 16:43:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:10:35 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 30-Nov-2014 00:50:20 GMT
Requester description: 1933 On the Front there is Japanese writing and a flower with an eagle at the bottom and on the back more Japanese writings and a curvy design
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