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Japan 10000 Yen (Hirohito)  1986
Japan 10000 Yen (Hirohito) 1986

Neat coin, Gus. It is a 10,000 yen coin minted in silver to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hirohito's reign. It contains 20 grams of pure silver, which is 0.643 troy ounces.

Most modern coins like this are worth their weight in silver (even the proofs). Use a web site such as kitco.com to find the base value.

The catalog shows only 10,000 of this coin minted, so that would push the value up. CoinQuest has decided not to follow coins with unpredictable values due to intentional limitations of minting quantity.

In other words, the coin has been made rare on purpose by only producing them in a limited quantity. This is done by many mints around the world. Sometimes collectors accept these coins for what they are and they get traded, other coin issues are forgotten and ignored. In 100 years, we will see which artificially rare issues that can stand the test of time.

Coin: 7255 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Gus, Fri, 01-Apr-2011 23:57:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 24-Oct-2013 04:20:16 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 15-Oct-2015 13:17:30 GMT
Requester description: Sir, I have here a Japanese silver proof coin which I cannot identify. May I ask you help? At the obverse is a rounded sun with mountains underneath. Above the sun are flying birds. At the reverse center is a big flower with Japanese characters encircling it.
Tags: japan 10000 yen hirohito japanese japanise japenes japenese japanize japanesse japanes i silver proof ask obverse sun mountains mountain birds bird center offcenter flower characters character encircling circle siliver sliver argent silber silverish slver silb anverse sunrise sunshine sunset sunlight moutains off centers centered florets blossom fler fleurs lises leis lisse flur folwers stems trefoils floral lily orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour bud lilly fleur bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals logograms circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed sea ocean lake line bar sunburst mare mari bars

  

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