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Japan: Meiji silver 5 Sen Year 25 (1892), struck for exhibit at the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892,...

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

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

 

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Meiji silver 5 Sen Year 25 (1892), struck for exhibit at the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1892, type of KM-Y22, JNDA-unlisted, J&V-mentioned as minted for exhibition purposes at the Columbian Exposition, MS62 NGC. Considerable remaining luster, with nice definition. As with the previous Meiji 25 (1892) 1 Rin offered in this sale, this issue was struck long after the last date of this type was produced (1880), and a totally new type of copper-nickel 5 Sen had begun production in 1889. Extremely rare, and the only example we have seen, or heard of being offered for sale.

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