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Nomination: Shima-sen groups

Started by Figleaf, March 23, 2015, 12:37:03 PM

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Most people will not even be aware of the term Shima-sen. Yet, they are a dimension by themselves of cast coins. They are more or less imitating official Chinese cash coins. Privately made, they form an amorphous mass. Documentation is in Japanese.

The thread provides instant insight into the group, illustrating 22 accepted sub-types with pieces from the author's own collection, becoming an instant tool of reference for those who happen to run into a Shima-sen.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


It's a great overview, gladly support this nomination !