Japan Samurai Coin - Ichibuban- Circa (1835-1865) Tempo Era - Mounted in 14K gold

  • Description: Japanese Samurai Coin,  
  • Date: Circa (1837-1854) Tempo Era
  • Denomination: Ichibuban
  • Weight: about 8 grams
  • Metal: .21% gold, 98.86% silver
  • Mount: Sterling Silver
  • Grade: Extra Fine 
  • History:Tokugawa coinage was a unitary and independent metallic monetary system establishedby Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1601 in Japan, and which lasted throughout the Tokugawa period until its end in 1867. Tokugawa coinage worked according to a triple monetary standard, using gold, silver and bronze coins, each with their own denominations.  The systems worked by multiples of 4, and coins were valued according to the Ryō. One Ryō was worth 4 Bu, 16 Shu,or 4,000 Mon (a cheap bronze coin).

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