Japan 5 Yen


Do you have a Japan 5 Yen Coin? Here’s how to exchange it with us.

  •     Tell us how many 5 Yen Coins you want to exchange
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  •     This will add the exchange value to your online wallet.

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The yen is the official currency of Japan. The official currency symbol: ¥. The currency’s name is derived from a Japanese word that means “round.”

The currency was officially established in 1871 and replaced the Tokugawa currency (a 1601 monetary system). However, the firsts coins were issued one year before, in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen and 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 yen. The ½, 1 and 2 sen were launched in 1873. Almost 100 years later, the 50 and 100 yen coins were introduced, followed by the 500 yen coin minted in 1982.

The 5 Japanese yen coin front design features a hole in the middle in the shape of a gear, an ear of rice, and the denomination superimposed to straight lines which allude to water. The reverse of coin shows the hole in the center, the country’s name, plant shoots on each side, and the issue date in the Japanese – Shōwa era Calendar. This coin is part of the 1959 – 1989 (34 – 64) series, its rim is plain, and its color is gold.

Text: 五円, 日本国 平成五年

Additional information


Current Japanese yen coin



Tender Types


Product Currencies

Japanese Yen

Country coin denominations

1, 10, 100, 5, 50, 500



Composition material



22 mm


1.5 mm




Medal alignment ↑↑


3.75 g


1959, 1989


Gear, plants, Rice, Water

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