Report this Post to the Staff. Fortunately for you and other aficionados of center-free coins, Japan has no plans to eliminate the holes in the 5- and yen coins, according to an official at the Bank of Japan. The next Four Trigramsare Yang. Japanese enjoy the tradition of eating and relaxing beneath the blossomed trees, known as Hanami. I'm not a coin collector
Interesting Japanese 5 yen off center hole
The second and third columns in the table are simply to provide you with a little additional information. At the left is an example of the coin. Save coin hole to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. What are the six words? Such a design had the added advantage that coins were easily kept strung together, rather than carried loose in purses or pockets.
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If this is too much to ask, you can always go coin hunting as soon as the storm is over. Media in category "Coins with round hole" The following files are in this category, out of total. Views View Edit History. Return the coin to your pocket. A thousand thanks to people who have already made suggestions to improve these pages.
If you can read Japanese and your computer has Japanese fonts, the superb coin page of one of their members, Adachi Noboru, is http: An old Collector's Guide from Kyoto in the year The density of the coin is not buoyant, but its light weight allows the surface tension of the water to hold it up. It took me a little while! Secondly, it makes them more difficult to counterfeit.