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Please Note: This is an authentic Japanese Samurai & Shogunate Treasure Coin, and you will receive and extensive Certificate of Authenticity & Documentation Package with your treasure.
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The Samurai were famed for their code; the Bushido Code - the Way of the Warrior - that encompassed eight principles: Justice, Courage, Mercy, Politeness, Honesty, Honor, Loyalty, and Character and Self-Control. Their coins, minted in the waning days of their power, stand as witness to this extraordinary class of warrior, and the legacy they have left us.
The 2 “Shu”, formally a Nishu-Kin, in this pendant was the smallest of the Samurai Gold coins, and its design is one of the most elegant to ever grace a coin. The apex of Edo era art is detailed in every line of the symbols of this stunning example of Samurai gold art.
Robert's Notes: If you want a gold coin in this price range, this is a sweet little piece, in amazing condition for its age. Virtually uncirculated before it was stashed away over 150 years ago. It is from a recent discovery that is exclusive to Cannon Beach Treasure Co.The exquisite design and rectangle shapes of the Samurai coinage began in 1601 and survived for over 250 years, a stunning example of the artistry that flourished in the Edo Period. But when Japan reopened to trade with the West in 1853, the coinage quickly became obsolete as the silver and gold exchange rates gave huge opportunities for foreigner merchants and sailors to export the coins for profit, leading to the loss of large quantities of precious metals in the form of coins to exportation.
Since silver and gold coinage was generally owned only by the elite and wealthy, this beautiful Nishu-Kin coin may once have been carried by a proud samurai warrior.For more information of the connection between these Samurai Coins and Cannon Beach, Oregon, read: A Princess, Pirates, a Samurai... & a man named MacDonald
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