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This is one of the most valuable coins in my "change finds" vault. At around $7.00 it is enough to buy lunch both here and in Japan, assuming you are not that hungry. If I recall correctly I found this on the subway right in the center of the platform. I will let your imagine run wild on how it got there, I suspect abandoned after pickpocket realized it was not U.S. money.
On the front is 日本 (Japan), not sure about that last symbol. Pawlownia flower and under it 五 百 円(Five Hundred Yen).
Like I mentioned before high denomination coins often having fancier edges as a security measure to prevent counterfeiting. This one has NIPPON ◆ 500 ◆ NIPPON ◆ 500 ◆ which again means Japan ◆ 500 (twice).
1988 is Showa 63 or 昭和六十三年 as written neatly under the 500. The
reverse also has a beaded rim and some leaves and berries in four
Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 500 Yen / Japan
Year: 1988 (Year 63)
Value: $7.00 in Extra-Fine
Exchange rate is also about $6.30.
Update: The official name of Japan is 日本国(Nihon Koku) which could be translated as State of Japan. Thanks to eddypc07 for the help.
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