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Japan: Meiji silver Pattern Yen Year 3 (1870),...

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

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 9, 2011
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Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

 

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Spectacular Proof 65 Meiji 3 Silver Pattern 1 Yen
Meiji silver Pattern Yen Year 3 (1870), KM-Pn16, J&V Q1, Dragon in beaded circle with legends around/Sunburst surrounded by paulownia and chrysanthemum wreath, Proof 65 NGC. Superbly mirrored fields with stunning, original green-gold and bluish-gold patina. Designed by L.C. Wyon, and struck at the Royal Mint. Hocking, in his book, The Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint, Vol II., pp. 140-141, die nos. 4040, 4041, lists two white metal pieces in the Royal Mint Collection, but no silver piece. Extremely rare.

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