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The 100 yen coin is a denomination of Japanese yen. The current design was                        One Hundred Yen
first minted in silver in 1959 and saw a change of metal in 1967. [1] It is the
                                                                                                          Japan
second-highest denomination coin in Japan.
                                                                                       Value              100 Japanese yen
      Contents                                                                         Mass               4.8 g
 1 History                                                                             Diameter           22.6 mm
 2 Design
                                                                                       Shape              circular
 3 Comemmoratives
                                                                                       Composition        Copper 75%, Nickel 25%
 4 References
                                                                                       Years of minting   1957–present

History                                                                                                   Obverse


The first 100 yen coin was issued in 1957 and featured a phoenix on its obverse.
It featured English language writing in addition to Japanese and was also minted
in 1958. [2] In 1959 the present design was introduced as a silver coin. [3]

Design
                                   The reverse of the coin shows the denomination
                                   of the coin and the year of issue in kanji below.

                                   Comemmoratives
                                   In 1964 a 100 yen coin was issued to mark the                          Reverse
  The obverse and reverse of the   1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The obverse
     Japanese 100 Yen coin.        featured the Olympic torch and Olympic rings
                                   while the reverse re-introduced English-
                                   language text. [4]
   In 1970 a coin was issued to mark Expo 70 in Osaka.[5]
   In 1972 a 100-yen coin marked the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. The
   Olympic Torch remained on the obverse while the rings moved to the
   reverse.[6]
   A coin marked Expo 75 in Okinawa.[7]
   In 1976 a 100-yen coin marked the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Hirohito. A
   large chrysanthemum, symbolising the Japanese Imperial Family, featured on
   the reverse.[8]

References
   1. ^ "Operations Coins Currently Minted: Japan Mint" . Japan Mint. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
   2. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img2/97-77&desc=Japan y77 100 Yen (1957-1958)&query=Japan
   3. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img2/97-78&desc=Japan y78 100 Yen (1959-1966)
      silver&query=Japan
   4. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img2/97-79&desc=Japan y79 100 Yen (1964) Olympic
      Games&query=Japan
   5. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img10/97-83&desc=Japan y83 100 Yen (1970) Osaka
      Expo&query=Japan
   6. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img10/97-84&desc=Japan y84 100 Yen (1972) Winter Olympics -
     Sapporo&query=Japan
  7. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img10/97-85&desc=Japan                     y85 100 Yen (1975) Okinawa
     Expo&query=Japan
  8. ^ http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/display.php?image=img10/97-86&desc=Japan                     y86 100 Yen (1976) 50 yrs of
     Reign&query=Japan

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