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EDO PERIOD SILVER COINAGE
1736-1820 MAMEITAGIN ERA JAPAN SILVER COIN
This coins have silver content of 35 to 45%
Common name Silver Slug
SEAL STAMPED ON TOP AND REVERSE OF THIS COIN
Size coin 17x13x8 mm
Weight 9.23 Grams
In the 17Th centaury bronze coins were minted
These had standard size and weight controlled by ruling Shogun
The shogunate government started to mint silver coins by tale
Such coins like Chogin ,silver slugs and mameitagin,bean shaped liver coins were measured by weight minted in Ginza mint
These coins were high standard as previous century coins were not standard and caused economic chaos.
Late 17th century the silver character mon was added, a unit of currency was added to the back of kan’ie tsuho coin and standard size was over seen by the Bakufu in the Kameido part of Edo
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