1 Mon "Kan'eitsūhō" reverse 文 BUN

Features

Issuer Japan
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1668-1683
Value 1 Mon (1⁄4000)
Currency Ryō (1601-1867)
Composition Copper
Weight 3.47 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Technique Cast
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1954
Number N# 121571
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References C# 1.2,
William D. Craig; 1976. Coins of the World, 1750-1850 (3rd edition). Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
DHJ# 4.100-102
David Hartill; 2011. Early Japanese Coins. Authors OnLine, Gamlingay, England.

Obverse

Inscription - name of the coin.

Lettering:
 寛
寶 通
 永

Translation: Currency of Kan'ē Period.

Reverse

A character above center hole, indicates Kanbun era

Lettering:

Translation: Bun

Edge

Smooth

Comments

First common coin of new type minted at Kameido. The "文" on reverse represent the Kanbun period (寛文, "寛" on obverse and "文" on reverse).

Reverse: thin script.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev


References:
http://kosenmaru.sub.jp/kannei1-1.html - (Japanese) How to identify subtype of BUN reverse.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1668-1683) 文 4% "文" with absent top right of "乂", look like "入"
ND (1668-1683) 文 $ 1.12 $ 2.09 $ 2.66 72% Thick characters
ND (1668-1683) 文 13% Thin characters
ND (1668-1683) 文 3% 退点文 TAITENBUN; 寛with short left leg; Top dot of 文 slightly at right

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