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Bunroku Tsuho


Bunroku Tsuho


Polder says this coin was minted in silver and copper and illustrates a copper coin as figure no.38 that measures 21.5mm, but its weight is unknown. Obviously, he did not have a sample for weighing. He also says that figure no. 39 is that of a silver issue. However, his fig.39 is a small uninscribed blank. Munro illustrates two examples or two distinctly different varieties in silver. This is what he says about the copper coin: "A copper coin is spoken of; but does not exist. Forgeries are shown by dealers, however, to tempt the uninitiated."

The above photo is that of a copper coin currently being offered by a dealer. So perhaps a copper issue does exist? Or is this one of those copper coins Munro was referring to? Everyone should know the answer to this right?
UPDATE 5.26 Someone just paid $100 for this.

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