With a little over a 1,000 struck, demand for this coin outweighs supply as less than 30 certified pieces exist at PCGS and NGC in all grades. Both sides of this golden marvel are slightly prooflike and most of the strike is well preserved as no major nicks exist within the fields. Rims are very well intact and free from large dings, despite this coin seeing circulation/handling, slight flatness exists on the high-points and all of the engraved features are clearly visible as can be seen from our images. The surfaces are free from any unsightly marks as many gold issues of this size would display. Aesthetics may not seem attractive solely based on the numerical value, but keep in mind the appearance does not reflect the standard quality of an MS61 which generally exhibits heavily bag marked surfaces with many nicks. Ccoin appears uniformly pleasing to view with golden brilliance and very well struck up. This is the largest gold denomination available to collectors of Japanese coins within the series excluding the massive gold Obans that were issued pre-1870. Which we happen to have one in stock currently and please take a look at it when you have a chance.
Asia Japan 20 Yen M3 (1870) MS61 43501