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Old coins of Japan

Hi there! Anyone here who shares my interest particularly in Japanese coins?

2 years 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 years 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 years ago

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

2 years 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 years 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

I see! 

Thank you

1 year ago

I wonder if the coin was mounted for jewelry, that would explain the damaged edges.  In that case, the coin would probably only receive a Details grade.  I have a Silver Yen that had been mounted on a bolo tie.   It has damage on the reverse due to the mounting.

1 year ago

Leo, Mine was mounted from the center of the reverse side, so there is no rim damage, jI know it was mounted because I was given it as a gift and later removed it from its mounting.  So, this piece of jewelry will not help you in determining the cause of your rim issues.  Your picture still seems to show rim damage due to mounting as all the other elements of the coin look strong. 

1 year ago
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