( Eliasberg ) Japan 1837-1858, Koban, Fr-15, Tempo
Period, Choice Very Fine, perhaps better. Lovely medium
yellow gold, slight granularity and slight waviness
which is usual for these beautiful items of commerce
from the Tempo period of reforms in Japan. Quite beautiful
and perhaps one of the most interesting items of trade
and numismatics in the world. This specimen of course
from the worlds greatest collectors personal cabinet.
Previously: Louis Eliasberg Collection, ANR Auctions,
April15-19, 2005 Lot 2303, Comes with NGC Photo-Certificate
ONLY (NGC was unable to create a holder for this coin/Koban.
As such it remains houses in the original flip from
the Eliasberg sale along with the photo cert.) Previously
from the John H. Clapp Collection, Clapp Estate to
Louis Eliasberg Sr, 1942