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Started by mitresh, May 05, 2013, 08:04:56 AM
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Quote from: Manzikert on May 08, 2013, 12:32:23 AMIt would, as you say, not include tokens like the Canadian bank tokens: the operative word there is 'tokens', they were private issues accepted in lieu of government issued coins because there weren't any.
Quote from: Manzikert on May 08, 2013, 12:32:23 AMThe fact that these 17 million plus coins were struck in the period 1736-1818 when foreign trade was essentially forbidden I regard as proof that they *did* circulate as coin inside Japan and could not have been intended as a 'sop to foreigners' who would not have had access to them.