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Asian Ship & Anchor Token (Id: WW2 Era Japanese Maritime Association Fleet Construction Badge)

 
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 Posted 04/12/2021  12:38 pm Show Profile   Check living-in-the-past's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add living-in-the-past to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is a recent acquisition. I think it is Chinese or Japanese, but not 100% sure. Could be a military or transit token? It is 22mm in diameter, weighs 5.4g and appears to be made of brass. As usual, any thoughts regarding attribution, age, rarity, etc. would be greatly appreciated.


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 Posted 04/17/2021  05:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A friend helped me out this one. He says it's a Meiji era token that was sold to raise funds for the building of the imperial fleet. It looks like it was attached to a pin and came in a presentation case.
Here's a link he sent me with pictures of more of them.
https://www.google.com/search?q=%E5...1368&bih=770
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 Posted 04/17/2021  05:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And this ebay listing has some interesting information on these medals:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-Era-Ja...363342362029
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That is fascinating @cap. Thank you for following up with the correct attribution information on this piece.
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 Posted 04/17/2021  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very, very cool.
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 Posted 04/17/2021  10:15 am  Show Profile   Check living-in-the-past's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add living-in-the-past to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much captainmandrake1 for all your efforts on the attribution. I would have never figured it out. Thanks again!
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 Posted 04/17/2021  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You're welcome!
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