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2 Shu Gin, Japan, 1772

2 Shu Gin, Japan, 1772

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 2 shu gin coin, Meiwa
Japan, 1772
Obverse Image: Kiri crests top, denomination at the center.
Obverse Text: Romanization: NAN / RYO / HACHI / HEN / O / MOTTE / KOBAN / ICHI / RYO / NI / KAYU (Translation: Eight pieces of Nan Ryo exchangeable wit one ryo Koban )
Reverse Image: Fundo Shirushi and engraver name
Reverse Text: Romanization: GINZA / JYOZE / ? / JO (Translation: Ginza mint, guaranteed)
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
period of administration
1860 - 1862
place made
associated place
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 27.5 mm x 5.5 mm x 3 mm; 1 3/32 in x 7/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
catalog 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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