Japan 1990 100000 yen

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 33596
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This specimen was lot 33596 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Akihito gold 100000 Yen Year 3 (1990) MS68 NGC, Enthronement of Akihito commemorative." We don't see this commemorative listed in the 42nd edition of the SCWC, tho it appears in the 35th. The 35th edition also notes a gold 5000 yen (KM Y104) and a copper-nickel 500 yen (KM Y102).

Recorded mintage: 1,900,000 plus 100,000 proofs.

Specification: 30 g, .999 fine gold, AGW 0.9645 oz.

Catalog reference: KM-Y105.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • The Catalog of Japanese Coins and Banknotes, Tokyo: JNDA (Japanese Numismatic Dealers Assn.), 2014.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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