And 10 yen...

Good morning everyone,

Well, the rain is sliding further and further along the week. Now it's looking like rain on Monday and cloudy weather on Tuesday. Today will be sunny and warm and tomorrow will be cloudy and cool with a high of only 17C.

Tale of the tape
Diameter: 23.5mm
Weight: 4.5g
95% Copper; 3 to 4% Zinc; 1 to 2% Tin

With their high amounts of copper the ten-yen coin is probably the ugliest of the bunch. However, it may also be the most profitable. If you were to have 100,000 of these coins in your possession it would be worth roughly (depending on the dealer) 1,005,400 yen ($9,873) versus their 1,000,000 yen ($9,820) face value.

Depending on the year of the coin they can be valued from 10 to 20 yen ($0.10 to $0.20) a piece. The most valuable one is a Giza 10 (Jagged 10) from the year Showa 33 (1958). This was the last year such a coin was made with a jagged edge, and since it was the last year the fewest were issued, making the Giza 10 the rarest of them all and worth about 50 yen ($0.49).

Prior to the late fifties, the ten-yen coin was the most valuable so a jagged edge was added to help distinguish it from other coins. Later on, when the fifty- and one-hundred-yen coins came out the jagged edges were passed onto them. So remember; whenever you get a ten-yen coin check the edges before you go spending it! It could be worth twice as much as its face value!

I'm sure I  may have spent more than one or two jagged edged 10 yen coins in my time here, but never again.  I'll save up 100,000 of them and make myself a 5,400 yen profit!  And even more if I  can find some rare ones! Ha ha!

I wonder how long it'll take me to save up 100,000 of's probably faster to just find a part-time job. Maybe I can get a job at Tully's. I wonder if I can get a discount on coffee if I work there 10 yen perhaps!  Ha ha!

Have a great day!  And remember, "A penny saved is a penny earned".

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