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Rare Gen Yu Tsu Ho Kyushu sen with "shin" on reverse, Japan, issued 1616-1646 (Hartill Japan 3.80)

Rare Gen Yu Tsu Ho Kyushu sen with "shin" on reverse, Japan, issued 1616-1646 (Hartill Japan 3.80)

Japanese characters - Gen Yu Tsu Ho / Shin. 24mm, 2.33 grams. Oita mint, issued 1616-1646. Hartill (Japan) #3.71.

This type was based on the Chinese Northern Song Yuan You Tong Bao cash written in seal script. This type was issued by the merchant Hashitsune Takehiko with the permission of the Otomo clan. The coins were minted between 1616 and 1646 in Ote-Machi, Bungo (now part of Oita). Hashitsune was executed in 1646 and the production of these coins ended in that year.

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