Japan, Meiji 2 Bu-kin Gold

Here we offer Japanese Gold Meiji 2 Bu-Kin (1868-1869). Before these rectangular issues, the Japanese used cash coins, round coins with a square hole in the middle. Because so many of the cash coins were damaged, the Shogunate in Japan issued these rectangular gold coins. These Gold coins are gold mixed with some silver to bring down their face value. All the coins are in Very Fine or better condition and weigh 3 grams. After this, they did what the rest of the world did and issued round coins.
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