When these coins were first made they were larger than the present form and used Kanji script to represent the date. The current smaller fifty yen coin dates to 1967 (year 42) when Arabic numerals were used to reflect the emperors year of reign (date).
How do you date a 1 yen coin?
On Japanese coins, the date is usually read clockwise (right-to-left). It begins with the symbols for the era name (see the list above), followed by the era year, and ends with the symbol for year (年). While most coins are read right-to-left, some need to be read left-to-right (counter-clockwise).
What 50 pence coins are collectible?
What are the rarest 50p coins in circulation?2009 Kew Gardens, 210,000.2011 Olympic Wrestling, 1,129,500.2011 Olympic Triathlon, 1,163,500.2011 Olympic Tennis, 1,454,000.2011 Olympic Goalball, 1,615,500.2011 Olympic Shooting, 1,656,500.Feb 21, 2021