I recently picked up a couple of Ichibu gin silver coins/ingots from Japan
. To help
me identify them a bit
better I bought the book by David Hartill
called Early Japanese Coins
. Although I could identify the three coins to a reasonable level, I am still
struggling with the finer details. From what I understand, the differences in the letters and strokes can represent different mints? I am struggling a bit
to understand the Hartill
I also not sure if the countermark
seen on the 3rd coin in the photos have any meaning?
I am attaching the photo of the three coins to show the differences.
Does anyone know if there any more information somewhere on these intriguing coins? Info on the variation in the symbols
as well as the countermarks
would be very much appreciated.