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Japan 1883 half sen variety?


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Bought a bunch lot of low grade Japanese Meiji era coins and was going through duplicates. Nearly missed this but realized they looked different. Couldn't pinpoint it at first but when I looked at them hard enough, I noticed that the scales looked different.


For the previous year Meiji 15 (1882), the scales looked very detailed. In Meiji 16, it seems that there was a transition and less details were put in the scales. This was reflected in the next year.


I checked the JNDA catalog and didn't find a variety for this year. If you happen to have this particular coin, can you please let me know what kind of variety you have? Curious to find out which is less common.





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