Simple guide for the attribution of ISSHU-GIN一朱銀

Compiled by Heinz Gratzer

 

The style of the inscription Joze 常是and Ginza 銀座 shows the time of issue.

The rarety can be determined by the style of Shu-gin 朱銀 together with the above inscriptions.

 

Inscription on reverse :

銀座Ginza : Place of mint

常是 Joze : First name of the revisor (family name : Okuro 大黒)

It's the first name of the revisor of the silver mint. His former name was Yuasa Sakuheiei 湯浅作兵衛, he was a famous merchant in

Sakai-shi / Osaka-fu and was very engaged for the government. Therefore Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu honoured him with a new name

Okuro Joze 大黒常是 and the appointment as revisor of the new mint Ginza and so all his successors.

You can find his first name on certain Cho-gin, Mameita-gin and on all Shu and Bu-gin.

 

counterstamp : Tei (fixed)

嘉永一朱銀

Kaei 7 Ц Meiji 1 (1854 Ц 1868)

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安政一朱銀

Ansei 1 Ц Meiji 1 (1854 Ц 1868)

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明治一

Meiji 1 Ц Meiji 2 (1868 Ц 1869)

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