Old Koban: 30 Sen Violet

Genuine

Issued 18 August 1877 – Scott #66 and Sakura #75
Genuine 30 sen Old Koban

Genuine: unused

30 Sen Old Koban "Specimen"

Genuine: “Sumiten” (black ink dot specimen) + Syllabic mihon

Forgeries with Genuine

 

Maeda with sankō

Maeda

Lithographed

Sankō on either side above bottom group of characters in oval band.

Wada: Plate 12 with sankō

Wada: Plate12

Engraved

Sankō in space between crest and sun, partially concealed by branches.

Wada: Plate 27 no sankō

Wada: Plate 27

Lithographed

No printed cancels, but all have inconsistent and more natural appearing cancels of various types.