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unusual Japan 5 sen coin, can anyone shed any light on it?


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hi, i wonder if any one can help me identify an unusual japanese coin? it is similar to the one year type 1871 year 4 coin, but it differs by being dated year 10.


i cant find the date listed any where for this type. It weighs 1.3 grams. i thought perhaps it could be a pattern. Any advice would be great, thank you




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I was not able to find any information on such a piece.  It just does not look right, though.  Is it cast?  It is hard to tell from the photos.  And that blob to the left and uncentered dot in the flower raises authenticity questions.  Have you tested it for silver content?  If you don't have a PMV, a local coin shop might and they can check for you.  Have you taken calipers and measured the diameter?

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