Japanese Silver 1 Momme Nanto

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Military Conflict:
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SKU:105986

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SKU:
105986
Military Conflict:
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During the Edo period (1603-1868), the Shogun Warlords - vicious rulers of Japan with samurai armies - created paper currency called hansatsu, or "clan notes" due to a severe coin shortage. Soon after, other local rulers followed suit to generate financial income, create a monopoly, and assist their impoverished samurai. Hand-printed with wood blocks on vertical notes, most hansatsu had the same value of gold, silver, and copper coins. 1 Momme Nanto equaled 3.75 grams of silver.

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