Old Koban: 30 Sen Violet
Issued 18 August 1877 – Scott #66 and Sakura #75
Genuine: “Sumiten” (black ink dot specimen) + Syllabic mihon
Forgeries with Genuine
Sankō on either side above bottom group of characters in oval band.
Sankō in space between crest and sun, partially concealed by branches.
Wada: Plate 27
No printed cancels, but all have inconsistent and more natural appearing cancels of various types.