Japan, 100 Mon Bronze Coin
This bronze coin comes from Japan and was one of the last issued before they went Decimal. It reads Tempo Tshuo or 100 Mon and has a validation mark on the edge. It was cast at Edo (Tokyo), it is oblong with a large square hole in the center. It was issued between 1835 and 1870, just before contact with the outside world was more firmly established with the visit of Perry. A most interesting coin and one that you certainly don’t see everyday. It has been sometime since we were last were able to offer you these coins. It is at least 150 years old and a bit of a conversation piece. Supplies are limited.