1 Koban, Japan, 1837

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Description (Brief)
One (1) koban coin, Tenpo (Ninko)
Japan, 1837
Obverse Image: A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest.
Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / RYO / MITSUTSUGU (Translation: One Ryo Mitsutsugu).
Reverse Image: Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials.
Reverse Text: [Needs Translation]
General Information: Value 1 Ryo.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1837
ruler, general
Tenpo
place made
Japan
associated place
Japan
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 59 mm x 31 mm x 1 mm; 2 5/16 in x 1 7/32 in x 1/32 in
ID Number
NU.66.11199
catalog number
66.11199
accession number
267503
Credit Line
Sakaguchi, Yukio
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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