1 Bu Gin, Japan, 1868 - 1869

1 Bu Gin, Japan, 1868 - 1869

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Description (Brief)
One (1) bu gin coin
Japan, 1868 - 1869
Obverse Image: Incuse stamp (Jo) over 4 kanji in rectangle surrounded by 30 sakuras one of them inverted.
Obverse Text: Romanization: ? / JOZE / GIN / ZA (Translation: Guaranteed Ginza (Silver Mint) Joze (Mint Official) ).
Reverse Image: Three Kanji characters in a rectangle, surrounded by sakuras.
Reverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / BU / GIN (Translation: One Bu of silver ).
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Object Name
date made
1868 - 1869
period of administration
1596 - 1615
place made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 23.5 mm x 16.5 mm x 3 mm; 15/16 in x 21/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Capron, Horace
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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