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Live auction - fwo_477718 - JAPAN 2 Bu ou Ichibu en or et argent N.D.

JAPAN 2 Bu ou Ichibu en or et argent N.D.  XF
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Estimate : 160 €
Price : 80 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 18:25:06
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 2 Bu ou Ichibu en or et argent
Date: (1832-1858)
Date: N.D.
Quantity minted : -
Metal : electrum
Millesimal fineness : 298 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Décor floral au-dessus d'une légende dans un grènetis.


Reverse description : Légende et décor dans un grènetis.


Ces petits lingots monétiformes furent fabriqués en grande quantité. Cette monnaie aurait été frappée entre 1868 et 1912.
Monnaie composée 23/100 d’or et 77/100 d’argent.

Historical background


(Nineteenth century)

Since 1616, D'Edo period or Tokugawa (Shogun), Japan was closed to foreigners, except Chinese and Dutch. The country enjoyed a period of great stability and development. Cities expand and a middle class emerges with merchants and artisans big. From the visit of Commodore Perry in 1854, Japan is changing very fast. In ten years, the West intervened militarily to force Japan to open up to international trade. Finally, the last shogun Yoshinobu and Mutsuhito abdicates the throne in 1867, this is the beginning of the Meiji era (1868-1912), the modernization and transformation of feudal Japan nation to second economic power in the world.

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