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¥50, ¥100 coin designs unchanged for half century

/ Jan 6, 2017

¥50, ¥100 coin designs unchanged for half century

The designs of the current ¥50 and ¥100 coins haven’t changed much since they debuted 50 years ago. The ¥50 coin was introduced in 1955 and was initially made entirely of nickel. Circulation of a ¥100 coin minted mainly in silver started two years ...