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gxseries has a very useful site on how to date Japanese coins. :ninja: Hopefully he won't mind if I share it with you.

 

http://www.gxseries.com/numis/asian_yr/asian_yr.htm

 

This particular variety of coin is a little different, as the Emperor's name is written at the top (above the roman numeral 100) The bottom characters read (left to right) Three-Ten-Five-Year

 

This translates into Showa's year of reign 35. Using gxseries calculator, that gives us A.D. 1960.

 

Dating Japanese coins isn't all that hard once you get the knack of it. A good reference with clear pictures of the symbols is essential. With time, you won't need to refer to it anymore to tell the dates. ;)

 

Hope this has been somewhat helpful, gentlemen. I too love Japanese coins.

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