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89001785
Triton XV, Lot: 1785. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

JAPAN, Empire. Meiji Era. 1867-1912. AV 10 Yen (29mm, 16.68 g, 1h). Osaka mint. Dated RY 4 (AD 1871). “nián sì zhì míng · běn rì dà · yuán shí,” (“Year 4 of the Meji Era, Great Japan, 10 Yen”) in Hànzì, flying imperial dragon coiled rightward around fireball / Yata no Kagami within wreath; royal chrysanthemum above, paulownia below; behind, two banners crossed in saltire. JNDA 01-2; J&C M1; KM (Y) 12. Choice EF, lustrous, a few minor edge nocks on each side.