Old Koban: 12 Sen Carmine-Rose

Genuine

Issued 29 June 1877 – Scott #63 and Sakura #72
Old Koban 12 sen carmine-rose

Genuine: Unused

Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō

 

Maeda:12 sen Type1 with sankō

Maeda

Lithographed

Type 1:  Sankō on either side below top group of character in oval band.

Maeda: 12 sen Type 2, no sankō

Maeda

Lithographed

Type 2:  Without sankō

Wada: Plate 9 with sankō

Wada: Plate 9

Engraved

Sankō on either side below top group of characters in oval band.

Wada: Plate 9 without sankō - early printing

Wada: Plate 9

Engraved

Without sankō – early printing

Wada: Plate 9 -late printing

Wada: Plate 9

Engraved

Without sankō – late printing

Wada: Plate 24 lithographed no sankō

Wada: Plate 24

Lithographed

No sankō