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Old coins of Japan

Hi there! Anyone here who shares my interest particularly in kobans, Meiji or Taisho era coins? 


Recently I attended a coin show in Tokyo and was introduced to a variety of them.
Got the 18 edition catalogue from JNDA hoping to understand more. In Japanese though lol

2 months ago

Hi guys, any idea how to grade a coin that is worn on the rim?

2 months ago

@user_81988
Hi guys, any idea how to grade a coin that is worn on the rim?
 I have no idea. I’m not sure if you can.

2 months ago

Easy you send it to a grading service. They will grade every part of the coin. We also have not been lot of these coins so a few pictures would help us. But you cent grade them. Only a service. Mike.

2 months ago

Just grade it normally,don’t mind the rim.

2 months ago

I am sorry my spell check did work for a while. I will try again. Send it to a grading service. They grade all coins and then slab them for protection. That's better. Sorry Mike.

2 months ago

Thanks guys! 

My name is Tan
This is a 1870 1 Yen Japanese silver coin.
I do not remember seeing any coins being graded MS when the rim appears worn.. what you think?
The relief is beautiful though

2 months ago

Beautiful coin you have there!  You can grade it just as you would any other coin.  With regards to the rim, I believe the weakness on the side of the rising sun is normal for this issue.  Also, it would appear that yours is a Type I, which is the most common of the three major types for this coin.

I only have the 2000 JDNA (I like the pictoral references...I can't read Japanese).  In mine, it is listed as 01-9, and you can read the specifications for the coin (weight, diameter, etc) in the listing.

2 months ago

thanks!

Indeed, it's a type 1. The weight is certified at 27.1g by JNDA, but they don't do grading.
May I know what is the meaning of 01-9?

2 months ago

01-9 is the listing # in the JDNA catalog.  It is just an easy way of referring to the catalog.  For instance, the Krause catalog lists it as Y-5 under the listings for Japan.

2 months ago
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