Many Faces of Nisui Ei Kanei Tsuho

Quick Attribution Guide to Ni Sui Ei Varieties (Ko-Kanei Tsuho)

Top of Tsu 通 written with マ
Top of Tsu 通written with コ
Top of reverse with a character, usually three (3) 三
Top of reverse with a dot

These coins are perhaps the most popular varieties within the Kanei Tsuho series.


Anonymous said...

Is the dot reverse common? I have found a "bun" reverse with two dots below the square as well. Thank you for any information.

ME said...

Dots and lines are common, dots much more so. Some long lines seem to be intentional and done by the mint workers...for fun?