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The Japan Mint in Osaka – exponent of Western modernization

By modernizing the coinage system Japan Mint has played an important part in introducing a lot of modern and Western ways of life in Japan since its establishment in 1871: We tell you the Mint’s history and take you to it’s museum full of amazing objects illustrating the long story of coin minting in Osaka... more ]

Ancient Chinese Coin Found on Kenyan Island by Field Museum Expedition

A joint expedition of scientists has unearthed a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. According to the excavators the coin proves that trade existed between China and east Africa decades before European explorers set sail and changed the map of the world. However, doubts remain … more ]

The World’s Most Expensive Japanese Gold Coin

CoinsWeekly Coin Records have arrived in Asia. Hess Divo AG believes they have sold the most expensive Japanese gold coin. more ]

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