Shiken Sen, Akita, Japan, ca 1862

Shiken Sen, Akita, Japan, ca 1862

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Description (Brief)
One (1) shiken sen coin
Akita, Japan, ca 1862
Obverse Image: Eight trigrams, called Hakke, a device to read the future out of the Unconscious.
Obverse Text: N/A
Reverse Image: Phoenix (or Howo) out of foliage.
Reverse Text: N/A
General Information: Value 100 Mon
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1862
associated date
place made
Japan: Akita, Akita
associated place
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 52.5 mm x 47 mm x 3.1 mm; 2 1/16 in x 1 27/32 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Sebald, William J.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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