Japan 1-SEN (Y55) Yatagarasu
I was informed by the Director of Public Relations at the Japan Mint that this coin features Yatagarasu, a three-legged bird featured in mythologies of Asia and North Africa. (However, I can only see two legs?) It is either a crow or a raven, and is the bird of the sun goddess Amaterasu.
This coin was issued one year only (Yr. 13, 1938), then was switched to a smaller aluminum version.
- Diameter: 23 mm
- Composition: Bronze
- CAT#: Y55