Japan: Meiji silver Pattern Trade Dollar Year 7 (1874),...
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All silver yen to this point were technically "trade dollars" - only valid in trade zones - because Japan was officially on a gold standard. Silver prices were falling, so the government decided to offer trade dollars with slightly more silver. They were issued from Meiji 8 to Meiji 11, but those minted in Meiji 11 were still marked, "Meiji 10".
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