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Ryukyu Is. - 100 Mon
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Ryukyu Islands 100 M
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Registered: March 2006
Location: Okinawa Japan
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Fine example of a scarce issue from Okinawa. No date but cast in ~1862. Craig (C#100).
· Date: March 30, 2006 · Views: 11,697 · Filesize: 70.8kb · Dimensions: 600 x 451 ·
Keywords: Ryukyu Island Okinawa Japan Japanese
Denomination: 100 Mon
Reference #: C#100
Date/Mintmark: ND (1862)
Condition: VF
Metal: CU

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Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
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July 3, 2009 12:21pm

The 100 mon Ryuukyuu Tsuuhou pictured was first manufactured in Kagoshima (Satsuma domain) 1863 for circulation within the Ryuukyuus and in Satsuma domain itself. Like the Tenpou Tsuuhou upon which it was modeled, its face value was 100 mon but its weight was merely 6 to 7 times that of a 1 mon coin. Furthermore, even though the face value was 100 mon the Satsuma government ordered that it circulate at the value of 124 mon (go figure!). This made it a profitable coin to manufacture, but was not well received in circulation. From Luke Robert's "East Asian Cash" website.


NOTE: See ANCIENT> Cast Oriental> Japan> Ryukyu Islands - for other specimens, including a 1/2 Shu. Information on fakes can be provided upon request.
Moneta

Registered: August 2005
Location: Arizona USA
Posts: 1,941
January 10, 2010 4:51pm

See another, much better, example of this 100 Mon of Okinawa under Ancient> Oriental Cast> Japan or click this direct link:
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