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Local show newps

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Went to a local coin show today in Osaka.

To my surprise, I saw more than a few teenagers at the show, whitch I think is a very good sign thumbsup2.gif

Also, I saw Chinese buyers for the first time at the show. They were serching for Chinese coins, asking certification of the coins for the dealer.....kinda ironical wink.gif


I managed to pick up a Japanese gold coin. I usually stay away from gold coins because they are too expensive for my budget, but I wanted one for my basic type set.



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Congratulations Taro-san. That's a nice specimen of the first ¥10 coin ever minted.


Y#12, 16.6666g .900 gold, AGW .4823 oz., mintage 1,867,032, dated Meiji 4 (1871).


JNDA catalog value in that condition is somewhere in the ¥900,000-1.2-million range. As usual, Krause has a much lower valuation, $5-6,000.00,

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Thank you for the description.

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There are also 2yen, 5 yen and 20yen gold coin with the same design and 1 yen gold with the same reverse design.

I wanted the biggest one(20yen) for my type, but it's very expensive and I would rather buy a car with that money.

I might also buy 1 yen gold someday because it's has different design on obverse.


As you might know, the Department of the Treasury in Japan has been seling off more than 10,000 japanese gold coins they own, so the prices for these coins might drop.

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