Daniel K. writes: I am searching for a coin minted in 1601 in japan during the meiji era. The material is gold. I would also like to know its current value.
Japanese gold coins from 1601 are from the Keicho era (1601-1695). There are several gold coins in this era all minted in combination with some quantity of silver. None are dated.
Some examples from 1601 are the rectangular Ichi Bu (.857 gold-.143 silver)-approximate values from $500 – $20,000, the large oval shaped Kobans (.857 gold -.143 silver)-values from $5,000 – $20,000 and Obans (.672 gold -294 silver) – approximate values from $150,000 – $300,000.