Wednesday




New Discovery on Coins of Japan by Neil Gordon Munro



The original 1904 edition is a real treasure today, but the 1962 reprint is actually more difficult to find. For a casual collector of Japanese cash coins, the reprint should be good enough. Although the plates are not as crisp, there are no differences in text.
Over the last thirty years or so, I probably owned a dozen or so reprints. Every copy I owned or saw had a black and white print of "An Omen." In addition, they lacked "magatama" plate. Until recently I did not know that there were two versions of 1962 reprint, standard and deluxe. Here I illustrate this newly found deluxe version. The colors are terrible and look nothing like the original, but they are colored. Does anyone out there own this deluxe version?

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