Discussion on Japan's entry to world trade in 1853; effect on the silver coinage - 1 Bu Gin, significance of inverted sakura in the design
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Dating Japanese silver coins; an example of silver trade coinage.
Japan 1 Shu Gin, Ansei (1854-65) Here's a way cool piece of old silver, actually a really nice example with a hefty metal fineness (.968 Ag) and of course an interesting shape with lots of kanji on each side. The Ginza Numista helpfully identifies the coin as having been made in Tokyo at the Ginza … Continue reading Made in Japan, c.1860