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MEIJI DYNASTY NI BU GOLD COIN 1868-1869
THIS COIN IS HIGHLY PRIZED BY WESTERN COLLECTORS AS IT IS SHAPED IN RECTANGULAR SHAPE
MIXTURE OF GOLD AND SILVER
PURE GOLD CONTENT GRAMS FINESS 22.93 PERCENT
COIN WEIGHS 3 GRAMS
COIN SIZE 18 X 11 MM
THIS TYPE OF COIN WAS FIRST MINTED IN JAPAN IN 1868 DURING THE MEIJI RESTORATION.
THE MEIJI RESTORATION OVER THREW THE ONCE POWERFUL SHOGUN WARLORDS.
THE RESTORATION PERIOD FLORISHED AS WESTERN IDEAS WERE ENHANCED AND THIS ALSO LED TO THE CANCELATION OF RECTANGULAR COINS AND ADOPTING ROUND COINS SIMILAR TO THE WEST.
THIS COIN REPRESENTS THE END OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE WAYS UNDER THE SHOGUNS
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