13m 58s

Gold coins - Koban

The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces

Broadcast on November 8, 2018 Available until March 31, 2029

Sixty years ago, 3 types of gold coins from the 17th and 18th centuries were discovered at a construction site in downtown Tokyo. They were made in the Edo period, and are called 'koban.' Their gold shimmer, unchanged after several centuries, shows the efforts of the government of the time to maintain public trust in these coins.

Keicho gold coin, Shotoku gold coin, Kyoho gold coin

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