Japan 1-SEN (Y56)
Japan 1-SEN (Y56)

Japan 1-SEN (Y56) Yatagarasu

I was informed by the Director of Public Relations at the Japan Mint that this coin features Yatagarasu, a three-legged bird featured in mythologies of Asia and North Africa. (However, I can only see two legs?) It is either a crow or a raven, and is the bird of the sun goddess Amaterasu.

This coin was issued Year 13-15 (1938-1940).


  • Diameter: 17.4 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum
  • CAT#: Y56

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