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2009/21/1-30 Coin, One Hundred Mon (Tempo Tsuho), copper, Japan, Edo period, circulated 1835-1870. Click to enlarge.

Japanese One Hundred Mon coin

Made
100 Mon coin, plain edge, oblong shape, a square hole at center.
OBVERSE; four characters (reads 'Tem po tsu ho') are divided into two sections by the square hole.
REVERSE; two characters (reads ''to hyaku') above the square hole.

Summary

Object No.

2009/21/1-30

Object Statement

Coin, One Hundred Mon (Tempo Tsuho), copper, Japan, Edo period, circulated 1835-1870

Physical Description

100 Mon coin, plain edge, oblong shape, a square hole at center.
OBVERSE; four characters (reads 'Tem po tsu ho') are divided into two sections by the square hole.
REVERSE; two characters (reads ''to hyaku') above the square hole.

Dimensions

Width

32 mm

Production

Made

Notes

Known as the Tempo Tsuho, this oblong 100 Mon coin was the official coin of the Tokugawa Shogunate circulated in Japan, 1835-1870.

Reference:
Krause, Chester. 1996 Standard catalog of world coins, 23rd edition, Krause Publications Inc, Iola, Winconsin, USA, 1995, C7, p.1367/7

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