Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Old World Coins, Nov 30, 2020.
Each medal weights 2.5g in Silver, Gold and Platinum.
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Note that Japan Mint rarely issues medals in platinum so that's pretty scarce there! This will be the third example that I have seen in platinum.
Thanks for the input. I kinda thought they mimicked the Koban style but i dont know enough about the coinage or culture to guess any further.
Is there anything on it which says it was issued by the Japan Mint? I couldn't find anything. I would guess it is a bullion issue boxed set by a private issuer in commemoration of the 1970 Osaka expo. Shape looks inspired by the old Japanese koban (小判) coins. It says so on the coins:
開運 = kaiun = good luck
小判 = koban = the old ingot style coinage
the other side has some good-luck phrases:
千両 = senryou = 1000 ryo, but more generally, immense fortune
太閤 = taikou = some kind of high position like a grand chancellor
Anyway, lots of good luck-type stuff, I think it's a third party ingot.
Ill check to see if anything saying its from the mint.
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