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1942 Japan 5 Sen coin pendant Phoenix Hō-ō Fenghuang bird Tokyo fushichō mythology Kobe Kyoto Fukuoka Kawasaki Shibuya Saitama Chiba n002181

  • $14.95


note: this coin is light weight as it is aluminum


Japan 5 Sen {1940-1943} 2S 1Lbs?

Shōwa era {Ruler: Hirohito}

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front: phoenix bird with wings spread with authority on top and date below

Lettering:
本 日 大
年 七 十 和 昭

Fenghuang is made up of the beak of a rooster, the face of a swallow, the forehead of a fowl, the neck of a snake, the breast of a goose, the back of a tortoise, the hindquarters of a stag and the tail of a fish. Today, however, it is often described as a composite of many birds including the head of a golden pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, the tail of a peacock, the legs of a crane, the mouth of a parrot, and the wings of a swallow.

The fenghuang's body symbolizes the celestial bodies: the head is the sky, the eyes are the sun, the back is the moon, the wings are the wind, the feet are the earth, and the tail is the planets. The fenghuang is said to have originated in the sun. Its body contain the five fundamental colors: black, white, red, yellow, and green. It sometimes carries scrolls or a box with sacred books. It is sometimes depicted with a fireball. It is sometimes depicted as having three legs. It is believed that the bird only appears in areas or places that are blessed with utmost peace and prosperity or happiness.


back: Chrysanthemum within clouds with value above and below

Lettering:

錢·

• quantity 1
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Aluminum coin
• diameter: 19 mm
• weight: 1.2 g

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