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Offline Coinsforever

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The Imperial Mint of Japan
« on: September 25, 2011, 11:01:06 PM »
The Imperial Mint of Japan

The Imperial Mint on the Okawa River in Osaka. Established to modernize Japan’s currency system, the Mint’s inaugural ceremony was held on April 4, 1871 (Meiji 4). It created the gold yen, equal to the old ryo, with subsidiary units sen (1/100) and rin (1/1000).

Until 1871, Japan did not have a single currency. Each domain issued its own currencies. For international trade, the Mexican Dollar was often used. The Mint therefore played an important part in creating a stable currency and the rise of modern industry and culture in Japan.


Also an interesting book is available at google with title : Thomas William Kinder and the Japanese Imperial Mint, 1868-1875 By Roy S. Hanashiro


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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 11:55:00 PM »
William Kinder was master of the Hong Kong mint when it was closed. Its machinery was bought by the Japanese and Kinder became part of the inventory.

Peter
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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 08:39:51 PM »
Hello,

from 1984-1987 was illustrated the Osaka-Mint on the packaging of the japanese coinset. Here the Set of 1987.:
The mint was integrated into the already existing ironworks at that time.

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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 10:03:44 PM »
Is this still the national mint?

Peter
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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 10:28:31 PM »
Hello, Peter,

you find all information about the Japan-Mint here: http://www.mint.go.jp/eng/guide/index.html

a lot of fun read with

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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 10:35:32 PM »
Thanks, Pingu. I visited the Tokyo branch mint museum a long time ago. I assumed the mint would be not too far away. This site cleared up that misunderstanding.

Peter
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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 06:11:37 AM »
Сasting of bars.
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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 07:01:22 AM »
Coining Presses
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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 07:24:33 AM »
Five presses in a tiny room.

How, in such constrained conditions, this equipment can be, for example, repair?


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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2014, 07:41:43 AM »
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 09:57:04 AM by Filat »
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Re: The Imperial Mint of Japan
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 03:48:37 PM »
Scrupulous quality control of finished coins at the Imperial Mint in Osaka.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 04:23:42 PM by Filat »
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