Obverse: Dragon within beaded circle, legends above, written value below.
年三治明 · 本日大 Great Japan · Year 3 of Meiji
· 錢 十 五 ·· 50 sen ·
Reverse: Sunburst crest within beaded circle and wreath, chrysanthemum between two paulownia flowers above.
References: large type. Y# 4, JNDA# 01-13
Comments: 本 Variations exist (hocked end of the main downstroke)
- Meiji (1868-1912)
- 50 Sen
- Year/Period and Variation
- 1870 large type, the word "Ben" has hocked end of the main down-stroke
- Precious metal