Old Koban: 6 Sen Orange

Genuine

Issued 29 June 1877 – Scott #60 and Sakura #69
Old Koban: 6 sen orange

Genuine: Unused

Genuine: 6 sen with hiragana mihon overprint

Genuine: with Hiragana mihon (specimen) overprint

Genuine & Forgeries with and without  Sankō

The color of the forgeries varies greatly from orange to almost yellow

 

Maeda: 6 sen with sankō

Maeda

Lithographed

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

Wada: Plate 6 engraved with sankō

Wada: Plate 6

Engraved

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

Wada:; Plate 21 lithographed, no sankō

Wada: Plate 21

Lithographed

No sankō