It is naturally easier for collectors to identify coins from their own countries.
Even coins that are foreign to the collector can be easily deciphered if their inscriptions and dates are recognizable.
Countries and territories › Japan Japan is an island nation in East Asia with a population of 120 million.
It shares maritime borders with Russia, Korea and the People's Republic of China.
A highly developed industrialised country, Japan has the 3rd largest economy in the world.
Unless their designs are directly inspired by Western coin patterns, coins from Africa, the Middle East and Asia don’t typically follow these conventions.The history of the silver Dragon Yen is complicated, to say the least.The coin went through a few significant changes after its initial minting.Both the post-1874 yen and the trade dollar have totally different reverses from the 1870 yen; instead of a sunburst they bear the denomination of the coin in Japanese.The production of the 1874 design silver one yen coin lasted until 1914, after which no further silver one yen coins were produced.