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Dictionary of the Coins of the World [Y]

This is an ongoing work (one of those never-ending projects) consisting of a compilation of all known names used for coins from the ancient times to the present. Where possible, a description of coins of that name is given, as well as the most likely origin of the name, including translations. In many cases, links are made to pages which will show various examples of that denomination. Obviously, the images not all-inclusive but hopefully will give the user an idea of what some of the coin denominations looked like and how coins of the same name differ from country to country and through time.


Yang - {From Mandarin Chinese yang sun.}

[Korea, China?]

Yarim - A Turkish coin equal to half a piastre.

{From Turkish yarim half; half a piastre.}


Yarim Altin -

{From Turkish yarim half + altin gold ??}


Yarimlik -

{From turkish yarim half + lik consisting of; consisting of a half piastre.}


Yarim Kurus - [Turkey]

Yefimok - [Russia]

Yen - Plural yen.  An aluminum coin and monetary unit of Japan equal to 100 sen or 1000 rin.  Abbr. -.  A former silver coin of Japan.

{From Japanese (y)en from Chinese yuan yuan round or circular.}


Yermilik - [Turkey]

Yuan - Plural yuan.  Also yuan dollar.  A copper coin of the Republic of China, equal to 100 cents; dollar.

A paper money, brass or cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, equal to 10 jiao or 100 fen.

{From Chinese yuan yuan round or circular.}


Yüzlük -

{From Turkish yüzlük costing, worth or weighing one hundred (a hundred-para or -piastre piece.}


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