Japan 50-SEN (Y50)
Japan 50-SEN (Y50)

Japan 50-SEN (Y50) Phoenix

The phoenix (hoo), represents the virtues of the emperor, and is a common symbol on Japanese money.

This double phoenix motif first appeared on the silver 50 sen coin during the final years of Emperor Yoshihito's reign (1922-1926 Y#46). The design was continued by Hirohito starting in the third year of his reign (1928) and was minted until 1938.


  • Diameter: 23.5 mm
  • Composition: 0.720 Silver
  • CAT#: Y50

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