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Rare Antique C. 1830 - 1866 Japanese Bronze Coin: Tempo Tsuho 100 Mon Coin

Rare Antique C. 1830 - 1866 Japanese Bronze Coin: Tempo Tsuho 100 Mon Coin

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A guaranteed authentic and rare antique Japanese 100 mon bronze coin minted in Tokyo from 1835 - 1868. Having the characters Tenpō Tsūhō (Kyūjitai天保通寳/天保通寶Shinjitai天保通宝) was an Edo period coin with a face value of 100 mon, originally cast in the 6th year of the Tenpō era (1835). The obverse of the coin reads "Tenpō" (天保) a reference to the era this coin was designed in, and "Tsūhō" (通寳) which means "circulating treasure" or currency. The Kaō is that of Gotō San'emon, a member of the Kinza mint's Gotō family (), descendants of Gotō Shozaburo Mitsutsugu, a metalworker and engraver from Kyoto appointed by shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1600 to oversee the Edo mint of his shogunate and oversee its coinage. All mother coins were produced in Edo (present day Tokyo) before they were sent to other mints where they would place the individual mint's mark (shirushi) on the edge of the coin (see picture 4). The coin circulated for 40 years, and stopped being produced during the Meiji Restoration after the introduction of the Japanese yen.

Overall, with the exception of some signs of age(warm aged patina), this coin is in very fine condition with minimal wear, a very clear strike and having all original patina. Measures 1 7/8" by1 1/2" (5 x 3 cm). Picture 4 shows a special bamboo leaf stamp that was struck on the side of the coin to prevent counterfiting.

You'll love it, I guarantee it.If you purchase this item and are not completely delighted with it, you may return it for a no questions asked refund within 30 days of receipt.

Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 40 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. If not completely delighted with any item it may be returned in original condition for refund of purchase price, less actual shipping cost. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. Returns must be shipped back within 30 days of receipt. Buyer assumes all shipping fees. If you have specific questions about the item or condition, please feel free to ask before bidding and we will make every effort to respond promptly. International buyers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, etc. imposed by the buyer's home country.

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