Japan 1-SEN (Y56) 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 Year 13-15 (1938-1940).
- Diameter: 17.4 mm
- Composition: Aluminum
- CAT#: Y56