Coins For Sale:




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Clark Smith


Japanese Coins:

Japan (Tajima) Silver Oban (149.7g) Large fantasy piece with iconic Japanese design; Large size 128mm x 13mm; AU-UNC $685
Japan 1736-1818 (Genbun Era) Gold Ichibu-Kin (1 bu gold); 3.25g weight; 65.3% gold content; scarcer type; Grade XF $145
Japan 1800s; Local provincial coinage of Koshu; Gold Shu Naka Kin; square-type; JNDA 09-90; KM#90; 9mm x 6mm; exceedingly rare; VF+ $2500
Japan 1832-1858 (Tempo Era) Gold Nishu-Kin; Group available; weight 1.62g; 7mm x 13mm size; Single coin $40; Group of 10 coins for $37 each; Dealer wholesale price for larger groups available $40
Japan 1837-1858 (Tempo Era) Gold Ichibu-kin; ANACS AU-50 $140
Japan 1837-1858 (Tempo Era) Gold Nishu-Kin; XF $42
Japan 1853-1865 (Kaei era) Silver Isshu-Gin; Group available; weight 1.89g; 10mm x 15mm size; Single coin $15; Group of 20 coins for $14 each (please email us for a larger quantity up to 500 coins at a low wholesale price) $15
Japan 1859-1860 (Ansei Era); Gold Nibu-kin; 5.62g ANACS EF-40 $145
Japan 1859-1868 (Ansei) Silver Ichibu; AU-UNC ($24 per coin; Discounts available for purchases of 50 or 100 coins) $24
Japan 1868-1869 (Meiji Era) Gold Nibu-Kin; Group available; weight 3g; 11mm x 19mm size; Single coin $65; Dealer wholesale price for larger groups available please email us $65
Japan 1871; Meiji 4; Gold 1 Yen; NGC graded AU-55 (high dot variety) $375
Japan 1873; Meiji 6; Silver 10 Sen; ANACS graded MS-64 $225
Japan 1874; Meiji 7; Silver 20 Sen; NGC MS-63 $245
Japan 1875; Meiji 8; Half Sen; nice AU-UNC with red remaining $160
Japan 1876; Meiji 9; Silver 10 Sen; glittering flashy fields; NGC MS-66 $330
Japan 1880; Meiji 13; Copper 2 Sen; Lively and flashy luster; full red color on reverse; obverse has some light brown between characters; NGC MS-64 Red Brown $350
Japan 1880; Meiji 13; Copper 1 Sen; Mint Error Brockage; Grade Fine+ $500
Japan 1885; Meiji 18; Copper Half Sen; Full original red with even great color; no brown patches or spots; NGC graded MS-65 Red Brown $120
Japan 1889; Meiji 22; Silver 1 Yen; ANACS Certified AU-58; better date $189
Japan 1894; Meiji 27; Silver 10 Sen; ANACS graded MS-62 $175
Japan 1898; Meiji 31; 5 Sen; Nice luster and few marks; ANACS graded MS-63 $190
Japan 1899; Meiji 32; Silver 20 Sen; Rainbow toning around the edge; Very nice coin; PCGS certified MS-66 $350
Japan 1901; Meiji 34; Gold 10 Yen; KM Y33; Scarcer date; Inside original Ministry of Finance red slab; PCGS photo certified MS-64 $1100
Japan 1909; Meiji 42; Gold 10 Yen; Bright and brilliant coin; NGC MS-65 $1350
Japan 1909; Meiji 42; Gold 10 Yen; great luster; Japan Ministry of Finance holder; PCGS certified MS-64 $1100
Japan 1909; Meiji 42; Gold 10 Yen; great luster; PCGS certified MS-65 $1275
Japan 1917; Taisho 6; Silver 10 Sen; Fantastic flashy coin; NGC certified MS-67 $165
Japan 1917; Taisho 6; Silver 10 Sen; Fantastic flashy con; NGC certified MS-66 $80
Japan 2015; JNDA Catalog of Japanese Coins and Bank Notes; Includes pictures and prices of all Japanese coins from cash coins to modern issues; A new book! $35
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ARCHIVE OF SOLD ITEMS

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Japan 1601-1695 (Keicho Era) Gold Ichibu-Kin; a rare variety SOLD
Japan 1725-1837 (Kyoho Era) Gold Oban; Original ink with certificate from the JNDA; Very rare! SOLD
Japan 1736-1818 (Genbun Era) Bean Money (Mameita-gin); JNDA 09-66; God of Plenty on both sides; Era designator on belly; Weight 5.6g; well centered with nice patina; Grade XF SOLD
Japan 1736-1818 (Genbun Era) Gold Koban; Weight 13g; Gold purity 65.3%; Grade VF+ SOLD
Japan 1819-1828 (Bunsei Era) Gold Koban; Weight 13.07g; Gold Purity 55.9%; Size 62mm x 33mm; Grade XF SOLD
Japan 1820-1837 (Bunsei) Silver Chogin; Length 82mm; Weight 135g; XF $465 SOLD
Japan 1824-1830 (Bunsei Era) Silver Shin Nanryo Nishu-Gin; 7.5g XF SOLD
Japan 1824-1832 (Bunsei Era) Gold Isshu-Kin; a scarce type; JNDA 09-45; weight 1.4g; Grade XF SOLD
Japan 1828-1832 (Bunsei Era) Gold Nibu-Kin; rare type; 6.5g AU SOLD
Japan 1832-1858 (Tempo Era) Tsutsumi-Gin (Bean money original moneyer sealed pack) Kyoto moneyer (seal stamped on reverse) dating back to the Tempo era; Sealed in the early 1800s this rare un-opened package contains about 570g of Japanese Mameita-gin (bean money); As the weight of bean money varies; this pack may contain about 150 pieces with most being perhaps uncirculated! A rare museum piece that may be the only one in the United States and definitely a highlight of any pre-Meiji collection. SOLD
Japan 1837-1858 (Tempo Era) Gold Koban; weight 11.2g; Blue toning around the edge; lustrous; Grade AU SOLD
Japan 1837-1858 (Tempo Era) Gold Koban; weight 11.2g; bright and lustrous; Grade AU-UNC (great quality for the type) SOLD
Japan 1856-1860 (Ansei Era) Gold Nibu-Kin; 5.62g XF SOLD
Japan 1860-1862 (Manen Era) Gold Oban; Size 81mm x 134mm; Weight 121.4g; handmade horizontal indentations variety; original ink in a choice state of preservation; includes JNDA photo certificate confirming authenticity and the original ink; Choice UNC (Ex- Clark Smith) SOLD
Japan 1860-1862 (Manen Era) Gold Oban; Size 81mm x 134mm; Weight 121.4g; machine-made horizontal indentations variety; original ink in a choice state of preservation; includes JNDA photo certificate confirming authenticity and the original ink; Choice UNC (includes wood presentation box) SOLD
Japan 1860-1862 (Manen Era) Gold Oban; Signed in Ink; 112.4g; Some ink missing which is normal; Grade VF SOLD
Japan 1860-1867 (Manen Era) Gold Koban; The Manen Koban is the smallest of the Koban gold coins; Size 36mm x 21mm; Gold purity 57.4%; Weight 3.3g; Nice gold color; Grade AU SOLD
Japan 1863 (Akita) Silver Koban; 9 Momme 2 Fun; Length 77mm; Choice AU SOLD
Japan 1867; Mito Kosen; Keio year 3; AU SOLD
Japan 1868-1869 (Meiji Era) Gold Nibu-Kin; Square cast ingot SOLD
Japan 1870; Meiji 3; Gold 2 Yen; Nearly UNC (with small file mark on edge) SOLD
Japan 1870; Meiji 3; Gold 2 Yen; NGC Certified MS-65 (super luster) SOLD
Japan 1870; Meiji 3; Gold 20 Yen; PCGS Graded MS-63 SOLD
Japan 1870; Meiji 3; Silver 1 Yen; Scarcer variety with reverse sunray hitting between beeds; Grade AU SOLD
Japan 1870; Meiji 3; Silver 10 Sen; shallow scales; NGC certified MS-65 $230 SOLD
Japan 1870; Meiji 5; Gold 5 Yen; Old flag type; Gem! PCGS graded MS-66 with photo certificate; Japanese government holder SOLD
Japan 1871; Meiji 4; Gold 10 Yen; Old flag type; NGC graded MS-64 Gem SOLD
Japan 1873; Meiji 6; Silver 20 Sen; NGC MS-65 SOLD
Japan 1873; Meiji 6; Silver 5 Sen; PCGS MS-67 SOLD
Japan 1874; Meiji 7; 2 Sen; NGC MS-63 RB; Abundant original color and flash; rose toning covers most of the reverse; very nice example SOLD
Japan 1874; Meiji 7; Silver 1 Yen; ANACS certified AU details (lightly cleaned); rare date SOLD
Japan 1874; Meiji 7; Silver 1 Yen; NGC certified MS-62; rare date in superb condition SOLD
Japan 1875; Meiji 8; Copper 1 Sen; Mint Error Brockage which is also 10% off center; Grade XF+ SOLD
Japan 1875; Meiji 8; Silver 5 Sen; Wow! Flashy proof-like fields on both sides; NGC MS-67 PL SOLD
Japan 1876; Meiji 9; Silver 10 Sen; very fresh luster; PCGS MS-67 SOLD
Japan 1880; Meiji 13; Silver 1 Yen; Nice AU-UNC SOLD
Japan 1885; Meiji 18; Copper Half Sen; Full original red with even great color; nice luster; ANACS graded MS-63 Red (This coin looks much better than the picture and is of top quality original red color and flash) SOLD
Japan 1885; Meiji 18; Silver 20 Sen; PCGS MS-65 SOLD
Japan 1886; Meiji 19; Silver 1 Yen; Krause catalog number A25.3; rare later type with 217 edge reeds and 38.3mm diameter; NGC graded MS-62 (no toning; good luster) SOLD
Japan 1892; Meiji 25; Gold 5 Yen; Old flag type; Gem Japanese coin! Very rare date and very hard to find; NGC certified MS-64 SOLD
Japan 1892; Meiji 25; Silver 10 Sen; Great coin with blinding proof-like reverse; PCGS MS-66 SOLD
Japan 1895; Meiji 28; Silver 1 Yen; NGC graded MS-63 $425 SOLD
Japan 1896; Meiji 29; Silver 1 Yen; NGC graded MS-62 (no toning) SOLD
Japan 1897; Meiji 30; Gold 10 Yen; NGC graded MS-63 SOLD
Japan 1897; Meiji 30; Gold 5 Yen; deep gold color; PCGS graded MS-63 SOLD
Japan 1904; Meiji 37; Gold 20 Yen; Gem NGC MS-66 $3600 SOLD
Japan 1905; Meiji 38; Silver 20 Sen; blinding luster! Gem NGC MS-67 SOLD
Japan 1907; Meiji 40; Gold 10 Yen; KM Y33; Bright luster and very few marks; Scarcer date; NGC graded MS-64 $1650 SOLD
Japan 1908; Meiji 41; Gold 10 Yen; KM Y33; Bright luster and very few marks; Inside original Ministry of Finance red slab; NGC certified MS-65 SOLD
Japan 1908; Meiji 41; Gold 10 Yen; KM Y33; Bright luster and very few marks; Inside original Ministry of Finance red slab; PCGS photo certified MS-65 SOLD
Japan 1908; Meiji 41; Gold 10 Yen; NGC MS-65; Japanese ministry of finance sale SOLD
Japan 1909; Meiji 42; Gold 10 Yen; NGC graded MS-64 SOLD
Japan 1909; Meiji 42; Silver 20 Sen; PCGS MS-66 SOLD
Japan 1910; Meiji 43; Silver 20 Sen; PCGS MS-65 SOLD
Japan 1914; Taisei 3; Silver 1 Yen; nice luster; PCGS certified MS-64 SOLD
Japan 1932 (Manchukuo); Gold Tael; 1 ounce 24k gold; KM#1.2; a few marks noted; Grade XF SOLD
Japan 1950s-1980s; Gold 2 Momme (7.5g pure; .2411oz AGW) private ingot from a company in Nihonbashi; AU-UNC SOLD
Japan 1950s-1980s; Gold 2 Momme (7.5g pure; .2411oz AGW) private issue ingot; AU-UNC SOLD
Japan 1993; Gold 50000 Yen; .5788oz AGW; pure gold; UNC sealed in original plastic SOLD
Japan 1998; Gold 10000 Yen; .5022oz AGW; pure gold; Nagano Olympics; PROOF in original plastic SOLD
Japan 1999; Gold 10000 Yen; .6430oz AGW; Sealed in original Japanese packaging; PROOF SOLD
Japan 2009; Gold 10000 Yen; Pure gold; 20g; .6431oz AGW; 20th Anniv. Emperor Akihito; Mintage 400; PCGS graded PF-70 Deep Cameo with COA SOLD