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Coins of Japan
Japan, Mutsu Province, Sendai, Ishinomaki, 1768, Shin Kanei Tsuho

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Mutsu| |Province,| |Sendai,| |Ishinomaki,| |1768,| |Shin| |Kanei| |Tsuho||1| |mon|
Sendai as originally written in Japanese means a thousand generations. A temple with a thousand statues of Buddha was located there. The written name was changed to 'hermit/wizard on a platform/high ground' so that the daimyo's castle would prosper for as long as a mountain inhabited by an immortal hermit.
JA111073. Iron 1 mon, New Kanei; Hartill EJC 4.177, Ogawa 213, JNDA -, F, rust, weight 2.875 g, maximum diameter 25.0 mm, die axis 0o, Mutsu Province, Sendai, Ishinomak mint, 1768; obverse kan ei tsu ho; reverse sen above; $12.00 (Ä11.28)

Japan, Musashi Province, Edo, Sendashinden Fukagawa, 1768 - 1769, Shin Kanei Tsuho, Meiwa-sen Nami, 21 Waves

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Musashi| |Province,| |Edo,| |Sendashinden| |Fukagawa,| |1768| |-| |1769,| |Shin| |Kanei| |Tsuho,| |Meiwa-sen| |Nami,| |21| |Waves||4| |mon|
The very first four mon coins, issued in 1768, had 21 waves on the reverse. Later four mon coins, all with 11 waves on the reverse, can be dated by the type and color of the metal. Meiwa-sen, brassy alloy (68% copper, 24% zinc, and 8% tin), was used for the first 11 wave issue, 1769 - 1788. Bunsei-sen, reddish alloy (75% copper, 15% zinc, and 10% lead), was used for the second issue, 1821 - 1825. Ansei-sen, dark alloy (65% copper, 15% zinc, and 20% lead), was used for the third issue, 1857 - 1859. After 1866, all four mon coins were cast in iron.
JA92358. Brass 4 mon, New Kanei; Meiwa-sen (brassy alloy); Nami (wave) cash; Jones Kanei 201; Hartill EJC 4.250; Jacobs-Vermeule K601, gVF, light marks, weight 4.431 g, maximum diameter 27.5 mm, die axis 0o, Musashi Province, Edo, Sendashinden Fukagawa mint, 1768 - 1769; obverse kan ei tsu ho, long right leg of kan; reverse twenty-one waves; SOLD

Japan, Hitachi Province, Kuji-Gun Ota, 1774, Shin Kanei Tsuho - Ku Ni

|Japan|, |Japan,| |Hitachi| |Province,| |Kuji-Gun| |Ota,| |1774,| |Shin| |Kanei| |Tsuho| |-| |Ku| |Ni||1| |mon|
Hitachi-Matsuoka was a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate of Edo period Japan, located in Hitachi Province (modern-day Ibaraki Prefecture). It was centered in what is now the city of Takahagi. The 6th daimyo of Matsuoka, 1703-1711, Nakayama Nobutoshi, moved his residence to Ota, and the domain was then referred to as Hitachiota Domain. His descendants continued to reside at Ota until the time of the 10th daimyo, Nakayama Nobutaka, 1771-1819 who returned the seat of the clan back to Matsuoka.
JA92731. Iron 1 mon, New Kanei; Hartill EJC 4.212, JNDA 133.68, Ogawa 318, VF/F, light rust, weight 2.434 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 0o, Hitachi Province, Kuji-gun, Kizaki-mura, Ota mint, 1774; obverse kan ei tsu ho, claw on kan; reverse ku (Kuji-gun mintmark) above, ni below; SOLD



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