4 Mon "Kan'eitsūhō" Meiwa Copper Alloy; 11 waves

4 Mon "Kan'eitsūhō" (Meiwa Copper Alloy; 11 waves) -  obverse4 Mon "Kan'eitsūhō" (Meiwa Copper Alloy; 11 waves) -  reverse

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Features

Country Japan
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1769-1788
Value 4 Mon (0.001)
Currency Ryō (1601-1867)
Composition Copper (cast)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 162214
Numista (https://numista.com)
References C# 4.2,
William D. Craig; 1976. Coins of the World, 1750-1850 (3rd edition). Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
DHJ# 4.253
David Hartill; 2011. Early Japanese Coins. Authors OnLine, Gamlingay, England.

Obverse

Four characters around the square hole

Lettering:
 寛
寶 通
 永

Translation: Currency of Kan'ei

Reverse

11 waves

Edge

Plain

Comments

Meiwa-sen will be Yellowish in color.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1769-1788)  4.45 21% _unknown variant
ND (1769-1788)  3.56 17% 俯永; 永 with large head slightly point down; top dot of 寶 thru its crown
ND (1769-1788)  2.0% 小字; 永 with small head point straight left and long left leg; low 通 with head マ far from rim
ND (1769-1788)  3% 正字; 永 with head point straight left and short left leg; high 通 with head マ near rim
ND (1769-1788)  2.23 2.37 63% 永 with small head point down and small left arm point down;

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