Tenpo Nishu-kin are a form of gold bar money used during Japan's Edo period. They are larger than the other type of Nishu-kin that we offer, though they are also less rare. The purity of the gold in these coins is approximately 29.8 percent, and the average weight is about 1.62 grams.
Nishu-kin and Nibu-kin were important forms of gold bar money in Japan during the Edo Period. As smaller denominations of gold currency, they offered a practical and accessible means of exchange for the population. Nishu-kin, valued at two shu (a shu being a unit of gold weight), and Nibu-kin, valued at two bu (another unit of gold weight), were used in various transactions alongside other gold and silver currencies of the time.
These gold bar coins were carefully crafted with intricate designs and inscriptions, reflecting the rich artistic heritage of Japan. Their unique size, shape, and historical significance make Nishu-kin and Nibu-kin fascinating examples of the diverse and evolving world of Japanese currency during the Edo Period and early Meiji era.
Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
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