Saturday

Genuine or Not Genuine













There are six coins illustrated, obverse and reverse, of Mito Tora Sen, Ryukyu Tsuho, Akita Tsuba Sen, and Tosa Tsuho. Three out the six are genuine. Can you tell which ones? Just click "comment" below and that will take you to the "comment" page. Click "unanimous" and type in the letters that google displays. Click "publish." It requires no name and no email address is necessary. It is totally "unanimous," and I do not work for NSA.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is hard but I think the genuine ones are #5 Tosa, #6 Akita and I don't know the other one.

ME said...

Good try but you have one wrong and one correct.

Anonymous said...

I say 1-3-6 are genuine. I hope.

ME said...

Thanks for trying. You had 2 correct, and 1 wrong.

Anonymous said...

I'd go for 1,3, and 4.

Anonymous said...

1,2,5 fake

Anonymous said...

1,2,5 fake

ME said...

You have one correct.

Anonymous said...

4 is genuine

Unknown said...

Please inform me to as exactly which Tosa coin or coins are tge reak thing. All three examples do not show any filing preformed when made. The Japanese coin mint workers used a file to finish the coin face after produced. This is very noticeable even today , one can observe the filing marks generally going in one direction across the face of each side of the coin. Please comment back to me. My email kc.consulting@att.net home phone 708-748-5263 . I am a serious collecter of Japan Esen and rare to scarce coins. I own 5 of the 8 produced Tosa coins ever made. I am about to obtain my 6th different Tosa coin from a reputable coin dealer in Japan. Thanks for your time , I hope to hear from you on one of the ways I left for you to get ahold of me please. I stumbled onto this webpage / blog and I will probably not be able to find it again. Please contact me regarding Tosa province coins. Take care. Sincerely from Kenneth. Qurious for any good information about Tosa history of their coinage production.

ME said...

You are correct about the filings. However, seed coins are not filed. As for Tosa coins, it is best to have them authenticated by JNDA, as 99.99% of them are not genuine.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the info. that Japanese seed mother coins were not filed. I wonder why exactly ? They are supposed to be of the highest quality when made for copies to be produced , which were then of lower quality. Thanks for your ealier reply. Sincerely from serious Japan coin collector Kenneth.

Anonymous said...

6R

ME said...

yup