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Live auction - fwo_609487 - JAPAN Koban Tempo 1837-1858

JAPAN Koban Tempo 1837-1858  AU
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 1 800 €
Maximum bid : 3 000 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 18:59:32
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Koban Tempo
Date: 1837-1858
Quantity minted : 8120450
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 568 ‰
Diameter : 60 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce Koban est frappé sur un flan régulier et présente une usure régulière. Tous les motifs sont bien venus à la frappe
Catalogue references :


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 1837 et 1858. Les ouvrages donnent comme composition métallique pour ce type de 568 millièmes d’or pour 432 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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