JAPAN. Yen, ND (1897). ANACS MS-61.
Y-28a.5; JNDA-01-10c. Countermark "Gin" on the right side designating the Tokyo Mint. According to Krause about 10% of the "Gin" countermarks applied to the Trade dollars and one Yens were done at the Tokyo mint with the remaining 90% done at the Osaka mint. With the application of the countermark they became demonetized and were shipped out of the country to be used as bullion and to prevent them from reentering the country to be redeemed for gold.