1 Bu Gin, Japan, 1854 - 1859

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Description (Brief)
One (1) bu gin coin
Japan, 1854 - 1859
Obverse Image: Three Kanji characters in a rectangle, surrounded by sakuras.
Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / BU / GIN (Translation: One Bu of silver )
Reverse Image: Incuse stamp (Jo) over 4 kanji in rectangle surrounded by 30 sakuras one of them inverted.
Reverse Text: Romanization: JO / JO/ ZE / GIN / ZA (Translation: Guaranteed Ginza (Silver Mint) Joze (Mint Official) ).
Currently not on view
date made
1854 - 1859
place made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 24 mm x 17.5 mm x 2.3 mm; 15/16 in x 11/16 in x 3/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Howard F. Bowker Family
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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