Origin: Paper hansatsu (藩札) scrips were a staple currency during Japan's Edo Period, which lasted from 1603 to 1867 CE. These notes were issued by local feudal rulers to supplement coinage, and were typically redeemable for silver, gold, copper, or even commodity goods like rice.
The use of these paper notes changed significantly over time. During some periods they replaced coinage altogether, while others saw a complete ban on paper scrips due to anti-counterfeiting measures. Japanese scrips remained in print from the early 1600's until 1871, when the newly established Meiji government replaced them with a new national currency.
These 100 mon notes are dated within the Kyoho era of the Japanese Nengo dating system, placing their year of printing between 1716 and 1735 on the western calendar. They come from the former province of Kawachi, a region in southeast Japan.
Notes come encased in a double layer currency protection sleeve as shown in the last photo above. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
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Your order will include:
- One 500 mon hansatsu note of Edo Japan
- Acrylic display case
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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