Wednesday


Fakes in Japanese Auction




This sharply made Kanei Tsuho has been going around in Japan. This has the number THREE or 三 on the back. But there are all sorts with different numbers on the back.




This group of coins is also from the same auction. This is real mixture of good and bad. I am sure some of those shiny Meiji coins are modern reproductions. I used an arrow to show you that there is even one of the 12 antique coins, Ryuhei-Eiho. This lot, by the way, has no return privilege. That is understandable, as it is a lot. But then, almost all items sold in Yahoo Japan auctions are not returnable. That is how the business is carried out there in Japan. Someone just may be fooled by that one coin and submit a high bidding. I doubt very much though.

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