Japan coins dating calandar
issued their first stamps (Meiji 4.3.1/1871.4.20) in mon and fixed postal rates in mon until April, 1872 (Meiji 5.2.28).
During the co-existence with the sen (1870/91), the metal content of the old currency became important.
Branched ("Edasen" 枝銭) Mon coins of the Bunkyū period.
This shows the foundry technique to make the coins: the coins would then be clipped and filed to obtain the final round shape.
Smaller sen coins did not appear before spring, 1873.
So the mon coins (1, 4, 100, 250 mon etc.) remained a necessity for ordinary peoples commodities and allowed to circulate until 18. 1, 1954 onward the mon became invalid: postwar inflation had removed sen, mon etc. Due to the missing small coinage, the Japanese posts e.g.
Cherry Blossoms information Japan Mint is responsible for the presentation of the Mint President's Cup in the Osaka Grand Sumo Tournament.Displays of fireworks were provided by the Government, and the day after the inaugural ceremony, the Mint was thrown open to the populace, who for three successive days thronged the buildings in one unbroken crowd of all ages and both sexes. Banknotes are produced by National Printing Bureau. We suggest that you bring your coin to several coin dealers for appraisal. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Mint Shop where you can buy various souvenirs.