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Small Accomplishment - Japan 1944 Tin Sen In MS, No Tin Pest!

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 Posted 07/26/2018  4:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Paid about 6 times catalog value for this one (i.e. $6) but I had been searching for a couple years for an elusive example of a 1 sen tin-zinc coin in good MS without tin pest.

These coins were made as an emergency stopgap, not as a collector's item and were never intended to last more than a couple years. The tin-zinc alloy used is highly unstable, and if left exposed to cold temperatures, the coin will disintegrate into grey powder.

I owe you all a thread for my Japanese collection, but I have been dragging my feet about getting images, and have also been working on upgrading the pieces that can be upgraded without breaking the bank.
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Great coin. Congrats on finding one in that condition.
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