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Japanese coins

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Japanese coins

I may decide to take over a lot of coins from a charity.....and I mean, A LOT...

they have about 40.000 yen worth in coins (almost 4 kilogram ^_^)

Now, I don't mind helping them out, as they have no means of disposing of Japanese coins over here, but I would like to check one thing: are there coins that have recently become invalid?

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1. Re: Japanese coins

No. You might google translate the following information:

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…A8

Or scroll down the article below:

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…A8

Charity boxes are in convenience stores, McDonalds, airport terminals, etc. If you find your coins left over, you might consider donating it, upon your free wish.

Edited: 21 June 2012, 17:15
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2. Re: Japanese coins

ah, yes, that's very useful...hadn't thought of that option...thanks

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3. Re: Japanese coins

Apart from the older generation 10-yen coins that have ridges on the edge (aka "Giza-ju"), all coins except for special issues can be used with machines. All coins can be used for paying to people.

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