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1 Koban

1 Koban

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Description (Brief)
One (1) koban coin, Kyoho
Japan, 1716
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.
Currently not on view
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Date made
1716 - 1736
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Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: 69 mm x 38 mm x 1 mm; 2 23/32 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/32 in
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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