The 1 Yen Meiji Japanese dragon coin can be comparable to the Chinese Dragon coin in term of the grandeur and beauty. For both the Chinese and Japanese, the dragon is alway revered by their cultures. The Chinese emperors/rulers are said to be descendants of the all-powerful, mystical and majestic dragons!
To identify the Japanese dragon coins:
Picture 3: show the word:”DAI NIPPON OR GREAT JAPAN”
Picture 4: show the year of issue and the reign ( re: Meiji era (1868-1912))
This coin of Year 27 re: 1894 has a mintage of 22.118 m. The diameter is 38.1mm(type II) having26.9568 g,.900 silver,.7800 oz ASW
Check out another two pictures re: 20 senYear 30(1897) Meiji Japanese dragon coin