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Details about  * OLD JAPAN COIN * Ko-kanei-tsuho TORIGOE (1656) old EDO antique Japanese money

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* OLD JAPAN COIN * Ko-kanei-tsuho TORIGOE (1656) old EDO antique Japanese money
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A Japanese early Edo period



Meireki Tei-kan

Shou-tou-tsu variety!

A very collectable Japanese early Edo period Ko-kanei-tsuho TORIGOE-SEN 1 Mon coin dated to Meireki 2 (A.D.1656). Torigoe-sen were cast on Torigoe, Edo (Tokyo). This example is the collectable TEI-KAN or 'low KAN' variety with a small head on TSU or SHOU-TOU-TSU sub-variety.


These are the original early Edo period square-hole cash coins used by people at the time of the Tokugawa shogunate. Kanei-tsuho are named after the Kanei nengo or era. There are many varieties of Ko-kanei-tsuho. Most have features that help to attribute them, but others are very similar. Without a mother coin it is always difficult to be 100% certain of attribution.

Guaranteed authentic: an early Japanese Edo period KO-KANEI-TSUHO coin. Genuine 17th century Tokugawa shogunate coin! A unique Torigoe-sen variety.

Condition: Very Fine.

Fairly clear characters. Dirt around the characters and rims. A patina on both sides. Wear, marks, scratches, dents and chips on both sides and around the rims, notably wear and scratches over the characters and around the outer rim. Some small casting marks. Fairly clear rims. A beautiful example!

Size: 24.0mm

Weight: 2.84g

Denomination: 1 Mon

Mint: Torigoe, Edo (Tokyo)

Date: Edo period (A.D.1656)

Metal: AE

Features: early EDO PERIOD coin;


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(Ref: 133nghg)


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