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Details about  * 6 JAPAN COIN LOT * Kanei-tsuho KAMEIDO (1668~) BUN old Japanese EDO money SET

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* 6 JAPAN COIN LOT * Kanei-tsuho KAMEIDO (1668~) BUN old Japanese EDO money SET
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07 Aug, 2014 12:54:46 BST
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6 KANEI-TSUHO KAMEIDO-SEN (1668-83), Collections/ Bulk Lots



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SIX(6) early EDO PERIOD Japanese coins:

Kanei-tsuho 1 Mon KAMEIDO-SEN (A.D.1668~83)

Kameido-mura, Edo (Tokyo)

with BUN mintmarks


SIX(6) Japanese Edo Period KANEI-TSUHO 1 Mon KAMEIDO-SEN (A.D.1668~83). They have the mintmark BUN 文 for Kameido-mura, Edo, Tokyo. A particularly collectable bargain set with some interesting varieties.


Japanese BUN-SEN coins

Kanei-tsuho BUN-SEN were cast in the village of Kameido, on the border of Edo (Tokyo). Traditionally, it is said that these coins were cast from a statue of DAIBUTSU that was destroyed in an earthquake in A.D.1662 (Ref: Munro - 1904). It was thought that these coins therefore contained part of the ‘body’ of Daibutsu. Interestingly, Bun-sen are said to contain a small amount of gold or silver from the statue.


Condition: varies (~Very Fine).

Fairly clear characters and BUN mintmark on all coins. A patina on the both sides. Dirt around the characters and rims. Brown and green spotting on some coins. Some discoloration. Wear, marks, dents, scratches and chips to rims and surfaces, notably a small crack on the inner rim of one coin. Small marks on both sides and around the rims. Some coins have small casting marks. Six very collectable examples of this popular Edo period coin!

Size: varies; approx. 25.0mm

Weight: varies; Total approx. 21g

Denomination: 1 Mon

Mint: mintmark BUN 文 for Kanbun, Kameido-mura, Edo (Tokyo)

Date: minted from Kanbun 8 (1668~)

Metal: AE

Features: BUN mintmark


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This item is part of my personal collection of Japanese coins. I’m a British ex-pat who has been in Japan for over 18 years collecting Japanese coins. I’m an enthusiastic hobby collector with a passion for ancient Japanese coinage. Most of my old coins come from authentic antique or coin dealers in Japan. More special coins will be offered in the near future, so please save my auction site.


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And bid with confidence: all coins are genuine antiquities or issued coins, NOT copies. Most coins that I offer are in a good, clean condition. If a coin is uncleaned or is marked in any way, I will advise you of its state. I always try to be clear as to a coin’s background or origin. Established eBay seller with excellent buyer and seller feedback – trustworthy, honest and reliable. Will provide quick, first-class service if you take the opportunity to buy from me.


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