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Japan 1 Mon Date?

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Stan
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 Posted 02/15/2012  10:20 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I'm trying to date this 1 Mon coin from Japan, but I can't match the markings up with anything online.

Can anyone give me the emperor during the minting of the coin or something more detailed?




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 Posted 02/16/2012  3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What's on the other side of the coin?
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 Posted 02/16/2012  3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing. No visible markings at all.
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 Posted 02/16/2012  3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like this coin though:
Kanei-Tsuho Variety Tan-Fu-Ei
http://japanesecoinssale.blogspot.com/

Is it a match? The photos aren't that big on that site, so it is hard to compare, since the characters and details are so small.

It looks similar to this one too:
Kanei Tsuho Double Mintmark on Edo Bun Coin
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 Posted 02/16/2012  5:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on the 500, wquinn!
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 Posted 02/17/2012  8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I honestly can't tell. I emailed the blogger for his opinions.
I just want to date the coin...
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 Posted 02/18/2012  1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I emailed the guy, and he identified it as Edo period Tokugawa Shogunate. It is 1 Mon.
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 Posted 02/20/2012  09:05 am  Show Profile Check wheatiefan's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheatiefan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is difficult to ID these coins because it often comes down to minor changes in calligraphy.

I have edited your picture to show some details that are not consistently the same on all coins, so may lead to a definitive ID. The most important is the bottom 'feet' of the 9 o'clock character. They are both hooked rather than straight lines.

If I'm reading my book right, there are only four possibilities.

Catalog #4.165 and 4.166 are listed as: Kameido, Edo, Musashi province 1737-1739.
Catalog #4.167 and 4.168 are listed as: Kawajiri-mura, Akita, Dewa Province, 1738-1750.

All of them are listed with a rarity of 'very common'.

I think 4.167 is the best fit, but I am a novice so take that with a lump of salt. I would love for a more experienced collector to chime in.

The book and catalog #s are from David Hartill's Early Japanese Coins.

-wheatiefan



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 Posted 02/29/2012  04:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add davidhartill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
4.167 it is. Thank you for buying and using my humble book.

David
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