1 Ryō "Ansei Koban"

Features

Issuer Japan
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1859
Value 1 Koban (1)
Currency Ryō (1601-1867)
Composition Gold (.570)
Weight 8.97 g
Shape Oval
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 09-05-1874
Number N# 16671
Numista (https://numista.com)
References C# 22c,
William D. Craig; 1976. Coins of the World, 1750-1850 (3rd edition). Western Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
JNDA# 09-22
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.

Obverse

A fan-shaped Kiri crest, a square panel with the value, a square panel with the signature of the Mint Official, and another fan-shaped Kiri crest

Lettering:




Translation:
One
Ryō

Mitsutsugu

Reverse

Butter-fly-like signature, and various other characters, the stamps of mint officials

Lettering:

Translation: Sei

Comments

DH#8.25 Edo mint; July 25th to September 7th.
Ansei Koban and Ansei 1 Bukin has mintage  of 351_000 Ryō in total.

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