Japan, Taisho Era Silver 50 Sen

On 30 July 1912, Emperor Meiji died and Crown Prince Yoshihito succeeded to the throne as Emperor of Japan. In his coronation address, the newly enthroned Emperor announced his reign’s nengō (era name) Taishō, meaning “great righteousness”. The new emperor was a fairly sickly man and the Taishō era only lasted until 25 December 1926. These beautiful 50 Sen coins were struck in .720 silver between 1922-1926. The obverse has the denomination running vertically flanked by phoenix and the reverse has a sunburst at the centre surrounded by Japanese characters giving the issuing authority and the date together with cherry blossoms. Beautiful coins in Choice Uncirculated condition.
Availability: In stock
SKU: FJP9912
£30.00