Click on the form that is closest to your specimen to link to our general discussion of the varieties of that form.If you have an example of a spade money type not currently listed on this site, please feel free to send us an E-Mail with a detailed description or image, and we will try to provide you with more information.This consumption tax rate was raised in 1997 to five percent, reducing demand for the coin.
is the smallest denomination of the Japanese yen currency.
The first Japanese one-yen coin was minted in 1870, and was made out of silver.
It was reported in 2003, that it cost 13 yen for the mint to produce a rolled plate The future of the one yen coin remains in doubt due to two major events possibly coming into effect over the next several years.
The first is a proposal to increase the consumption tax rate to 10% in October 2019, likely causing further lack of demand for the coin.
The purpose of this part of our site is to make the process easier.
This will be a work in progress for some time to come, as we add more types. If we need more information, you will be presented with another selection of choices.
Please feel free to send us an E-Mail with a detailed description (or an image if possible), and we will try to help you find out what your item is.
Spade money is a complex subject, but there are only a few general forms into which most examples fall, the most common of which are currently listed (more will be added soon).
The obverse has a young tree, intended to symbolize the healthy growth of Japan.
The reverse side of the coin has a figure "1" in a circle that represents one yen, below the digit is the year of issue which is written in kanji.
POINTED CURVED STRAIGHT KNIFE MING KNIFE CHI KNIFE WANG MANG TYPES If you have an example of a knife money type not currently listed on this site, please feel free to send us an E-Mail with a detailed description or image, and we will try to provide you with more information.