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Live auction - fwo_659424 - JAPAN Koban Bunsei 1819-1828

JAPAN Koban Bunsei 1819-1828  XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 450 €
Maximum bid : 1 510 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 19:12:48
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Koban Bunsei
Date: 1819-1828
Quantity minted : 11043360
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 559 ‰
Diameter : 60,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 13,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce Koban est frappé sur un flan légèrement voilé et présente une usure régulière
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P-R. B


Obverse description : Motifs floraux et légendes sur un flan parsemé de stries horizontaux.


Reverse description : Contremarques sur un flan lisse et vierge.


Ce type a été frappé entre 1819 et 1828. Les ouvrages donnent comme composition métallique pour ce type de 559 millièmes d’or pour 441 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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