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1 Shu Gin, Japan, 1853

1 Shu Gin, Japan, 1853

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shu gin coin
Japan, 1853
Obverse Image: Three Kanji characters in a rectangle, in a pearled border.
Obverse Text: Romanization: ICHI / SHU / GIN (Translation: One Shu of silver )
Reverse Image: Incuse stamp (Jo) over 4 kanji in rectangle surrounded by a pearled border.
Reverse Text: Romanization: JO / JO/ ZE / GIN / ZA (Translation: Guaranteed Ginza (Silver Mint) Joze (Mint Official) ).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1853
place made
Japan
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 mm x 9 mm x 1.3 mm; 5/8 in x 11/32 in x 1/16 in
ID Number
2017.0116.271
catalog number
2017.0116.271
accession number
2017.0116
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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