The current type of the Japanese 50-yen-coin was first minted in 1967. It features a Chrysanthemum on its obverse, together with the state title Nihonkoku (Japan) and the face value in kanji. The date of minting is on the reverse of the coin. Japanese coins display the year of the current emperor's reign. This coin for example, minted in 1997, bears the date Heisei 9, the 9th year of Emperor Akihito's reign (since 1989).