Japan 1896 Large Silver Coin Yen Dragon Graded by NGC as MS62
Denomination: One YEN
Authenticity is guaranteed and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
Grade by NGC: MS 62
Obverse: Dragon within beaded circle, legends above, written value below
Reverse: Value within wreath, chrysanthemum above
The Japanese yen (code: JPY) is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro. It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro, and the pound sterling.
Coins were introduced in 1870. There were silver 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen and 1 yen, and gold 2, 5, 10 and 20 yen. Gold 1 yen were introduced in 1871, followed by copper 1 rin, ½, 1 and 2 sen in 1873.