Last Coins of the Samurai ended in 1868. Why a rectangular coin? Japanese are very precise people and hand cut these coins into rectangles because it was more efficient and there was no waste. Only culture known to have rectangular coins.
Beautifully designed coin from the 1800s creates an eye-catching piece of jewelry that is sure to be a great conversation piece.
Denomination: Ichibu Gin
Mint: Ginza, Japan
Obverse: Denomination translates to one unit of silver
- Reverse: Translates to mint, silver is stable, Kanji of the Emperor
- Setting: Handcrafted in sterling silver. Chain sold separately
Certificate of Authenticity with photo specific images included.