10 yen coin

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Ten yen
Value 10 Japanese yen
Mass 4.5 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Edge Serrated (1953-1958)
Smooth (1959-)
Composition 95% Cu
3-4% Zn
1-2% Sn[1]
Years of minting 1953–present
Catalog number -
Design Phoenix Hall of Byōdō-in
Design Bay laurel leaves

The 10 yen coin (十円硬貨 Jū-en kōka?) is one denomination of Japanese yen.

The obverse of the coin depicts the Phoenix Hall of Byōdō-in, a Buddhist temple in Uji, Kyoto prefecture, with the kanji for "Japan" and "Ten Yen." The reverse shows the numerals "10" and the date of issue in kanji surrounded by bay laurel leaves.

10-yen coins issued between 1951 and 1958 have serrated edges, while 10-yen coins issued from 1959 onward do not.


  1. ^ "10 yen coin". Bank of Japan. Archived from the original on 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-03.