Japan 1 Sen  1916 to 1938
Japan 1 Sen 1916 to 1938

That is a paulownia flower on the front of this coin. It is the symbol of the Japanese Office of the Prime Minister. These coins were minted between 1916 and 1938 and you can figure out the date using web sites like

The catalogs show that most of these coins command very low value, typically like this:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $2

But there are a few dates that are more rare. The values after the dates below are for coins in fully uncirculated condition. Coins with wear are worth much less.

1916 (Taisho 50): $30
1917: $25
1918: $10
1927 (Showa 2): $$30
1929: $50
1930: $50
1931: $12
1932: $8

Coin: 13873 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: martin grill, Sun, 10-Mar-2013 19:49:21 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 01:47:22 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 26-Feb-2015 13:59:27 GMT
Requester description: 1936 three floral figures in center of coin. japanise writing on other side' inside of a circle under a dash mark just above the writing. penny
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