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Japanese Gold Coins

Brief Japanese History
Japan was shut off from the western world from the 17th to the 19th century, but then rapidly industrialised. These magnificent gold 100,000 yen coins were issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hirohito's reign, and the enthronement of Emperor Akihito.

Japanese Gold Coins
The nominal or face value of many of Japan's gold coins is high relative to its gold content. At the time of writing, for example, 100,000 Yen was worth about £650 and the 100,00 Yen Hirohito's gold content was worth about £365.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
100,000 Yen Hirohito3020.00001.00000.6430
100,000 Yen Akihito3330.00001.00000.9646

Prices & Availability
Please telephone for current prices and availability.
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1986 Year 61100,000 Yen Hirohito60 Years - Reign of HirohitoUncirculated10,000,000Ask£Ask$Ask
1987 Year 62100,000 Yen Hirohito60 Years - Reign of HirohitoUncirculated876,000Ask£Ask$Ask
1990 Year 2100,000 Yen AkihitoEnthronement of Emporer AkihitoUncirculated1,900,000Ask£Ask$Ask

The Curious Case of the Chrysanthemum Coins
In 1990, the Japanese Government wrongly accused a British dealer of dealing in large quantities of counterfeit Japanese gold coins. the case was still rumbling on in 1992.

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Japan Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Japan, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Obverse of 1990 Japanese 10,000 Yen Gold Coin
Obverse of 1990 Japanese 100,000 Yen

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Reverse of 1990 Japanese Gold 10,000 Yen
Reverse of 1990 Japanese Gold 100,000 Yen

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