1 Mon "Kan'eitsūhō" Old type


Issuer Japan
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1636-1656
Value 1 Mon (1/4000)
Currency Ryō (1601-1867)
Composition Copper (cast)
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 121450
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References C# 1.1
William D. Craig; 1976. Coins of the World, 1750-1850 (3rd edition). Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.


寶 通

Translation: Currency of Kan'ē Period.


Blank, with rim and square center raised.



1 Mon "Kan'eitsūhō" (Old type) -  obverse

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This type are first casted in 1636, changed some detail of "永". To distinguish from the new type, the old type will have the legs of "寶" connected (look like ス), while the new type will have the legs of "寶" separated.

Old Kan'ei coins are produced until 1659.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1636)  $ 1.48 $ 2.86 $ 1.05 86% _Unknown variants
ND (1636)  8% 坂本銭 Sakamoto-sen; left stoke of 永 point up
ND (1636)  0.6% 浅草銭; Asakusa-sen
ND (1636)  5% 芝銭; Shiba-sen
ND (1637)  3% 仙台銭; Sendai-sen
ND (1637)  2% 吉田銭; Yoshida-sen
ND (1637)  1.2% 岡山銭; Okayama-sen
ND (1637)  0.6% 松本銭; Matsumoto-sen
ND (1637)  1.8% 水戸銭; Mito-sen
ND (1637)  1.8% 竹田銭; Takeda-sen
ND (1637)  1.2% 長門銭; Nagato-sen
ND (1637)  1.2% 高田銭; Takada-sen
ND (1653)  1.8% 建仁寺銭; Kenninji-sen
ND (1656)  1.2% 沓谷銭; kutsunoya-sen
ND (1656)  4% 鳥越銭; Torigoe-sen

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