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Live auction - fwo_687601 - JAPAN Koban Keicho 1601-1695

JAPAN Koban Keicho 1601-1695  AU
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Type : Koban Keicho
Date: 1601-1695
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 857 ‰
Diameter : 71,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 17,81 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce Koban présente de petites taches au revers. Très bel exemplaire présentant de jolis reliefs au droit
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Contremarques sur un flan lisse et vierge.


Monnaie présentée dans son écrin en bois, avec certificat n°39551 de la JNDA.

Ce type a été frappé entre 1601 et 1695. Les ouvrages donnent comme composition métallique pour ce type de 857 millièmes d’or pour 143 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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