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Japan: Meiji silver 5 Sen Meiji 13 (1880),...

2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction #3015

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Auction Ended On: Sep 8, 2011
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300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

 

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Meiji silver 5 Sen Meiji 13 (1880), KM-Y22, JNDA 1-35 (unpriced), J&V V9, VF20 NGC. Evenly worn, with lead gray toning. One of the great rarities in the 5 Sen series, with a total of only 79 pieces struck, all for inclusion in presentation sets. There may be no more than 10-12 of these in existence, many of which are permanently impounded in museums. As with the Meiji 13 50 Sen of this date in the Jacobs collection, this may be one of the only examples that actually circulated.

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