Yen: coin of Japan (1870-...); 100 sen or 1000 rin


100 yen (円), 1958: Japan

100 yen (円), 1958: Japan

100 YEN.

Date on coin: 昭 和 三 十 三 年 — year 33 of Shōwa.

Shōwa era: the period of Japanese history corresponding to the reign of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) — 1926-1989.

The sun with rays inside a sakura ornament.

日 本 国 / 百 円: Japan / one hundred yen.

Phoenix (鳳凰 - Hō-ō) — mythical bird (a symbol of the imperial house).

Mintage: 70.000.000.

  • Silver (0.600): 22 mm - 4.76 g
  • Reference price: 7.1$

COIN YEN — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. JAPAN (1870-...): yen = 100 sen = 1000 rin
KOREA, TAIWAN — without coins

The name of the Japanese currency yen came from China. Chinese yuan (from Chinese — "round") on the islands was called "en" (translated from Japanese, which also indicates the rounded shape of the coin). The term "yen" came into being at one time due to the inaccuracy of English translators, who thus mistranslated the Japanese word; the Japanese still traditionally say "en" on their currency.