100 Mon Japan Bronze

100 Mon
Metal:
State:
Issue year(s):
1835

Catalog reference:


1835-1870, Japan, Shogunate. Large Bronze Tempo Tsuho (100 Mon) Coin


Reference: Opitz p.228-230, KM-7.1.

Denomination: 100 Mon (Tempo Tsuho)

Mint Period: 1835-1870 (Bakamatsu / Late Tokugawa Shogunate)

Material: Bronze

Weight: 22.13gm

Diameter: 49mm


The mon was a currency of Japan from the Muromachi period in 1336, until 1870. The Chinese character for mon is ? and the character for currency was widely used in the Chinese-character cultural sphere, eg. Chinese wen and Korean mun. Coins denominated in mon were cast in copper or iron and circulated alongside silver and gold ingots. The yen replaced these denominations in 1870. However, its usage continued at least into 1871, as the first Japanese stamps, issued in that year, were denominated in mon. 


Bakumatsu (幕末 bakumatsu?, “Late Tokugawa Shogunate”, literally “end of the Shogunate”) refers to the final years of the Edo period when the Tokugawa shogunate ended. Between 1853 and 1867 Japan ended its isolationist foreign policy known as sakoku and changed from a feudal Tokugawa shogunate to the Meiji government. The major ideological-political divide during this period was between the pro-imperial nationalists called ishin shishi and the shogunate forces, which included the elite shinsengumi swordsmen. Although these two groups were the most visible powers, many other factions attempted to use the chaos of Bakumatsu to seize personal power. Furthermore, there were two other main driving forces for dissent: first, growing resentment on the part of the tozama daimyo (or outside lords), and second, growing anti-western sentiment following the arrival of Matthew C. Perry. The first related to those lords who had fought against Tokugawa forces at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 and had from that point on been excluded permanently from all powerful positions within the shogunate. The second was to be expressed in the phrase sonnō jōi, or “revere the Emperor, expel the barbarians”. The turning point of the Bakumatsu was during the Boshin War and the Battle of Toba-Fushimi when pro-shogunate forces were defeated.

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Posted by: anonymous  2024-02-03
JAPAN 100 MON 1835-1870 Tenptsh EMPEROR NINKO WORLD COIN

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Posted by: anonymous  2018-06-11
1835, Japan, Shogunate, Bakamatsu Period. Bronze Tempo Tsuho (100 Mon) Coin. VF+ Reference: KM-7. Mint Year: 1835-1870 Condition: Light greenish deposits, scratches and edge-hits from circulation, otherwise VF+ Denomination: 100 Mon (Tempo Tsuho) Material: Cast Bronze Weight: 21.27gm Diam ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2024-01-04
1835-1870, Japan, Shogunate. Large Bronze Tempo Tsuho (100 Mon) Coin. aXF! Reference: Opitz p.228-230, KM-7.1. Denomination: 100 Mon (Tempo Tsuho) Condition: Greenish patina (verdigris), otherwise about XF! Mint Period: 1835-1870 (Bakamatsu / Late Tokugawa Shogunat ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2024-01-19
JAPAN 100 MON 1835-1870 Tenptsh EMPEROR NINKO WORLD COIN

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Posted by: anonymous  2018-12-27
1835, Japan, Shogunate, Bakamatsu Period. Bronze Tempo Tsuho (100 Mon) Coin. aXF! Reference: KM-7. Mint Year: 1835-1870 Denomination: 100 Mon (Tempo Tsuho) Condition: Minr deposits, otherwise about XF! Weight: 23.84gm Diameter: 48mm Material: Bronze Obverse: Character above central squ ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-07-24
1870, Japan, Shogunate, Bakamatsu Period. Copper Tempo Tsuho (100 Mon) Coin. XF! Mint Year: 1835-1870 Condition: XF for type! Reference: Opitz p.228-230, KM-7.1. Denomination: 100 Mon (Tempo Tsuho) Material: Cast Bronze Weight: 20.07gm Diameter: 49mm The mon was a currency of Japan from the M ...

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1992 U.S. $1 Dollar American Silver Eagle 1 Oz .999 Lot#A4927 High Grade!

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