Sen Dragons

by May 21, 2019Common Forgeries

 

Sankō, Mozō, Mihon Positions

Position 1:    (above central inscription – the distance between the san & kō varies.) Found on 1/2 sen:  brown,2 sen:  vermilion, 5 sen:  green.

Position 2:  (above central inscription on either side of top character.) Found on 1 sen:  blue

Position 3:  (on either side of bottom character in central inscription — actual position varies.) Found on 1/2 sen:  brown, 1 sen:  blue, 2 sen:  vermilion 5 sen:  green.

Position 4:  (below and on either side of central inscription) 1/2 sen:  brown

Position 1:  (near the center of the dragons.) 1/2 sen:  brown, 1 sen:  blue, 2 sen:  vermilion.

Position 2:  (at top between the heads of the dragons.) 5 sen:  green, blue-green.

Mozō horizontal in black (on either side of top character in central inscription) 1 sen:  blue.

 

Position 1:  (on either side of bottom character in central inscription.) 2 sen:  vermilion.

Position 2:  (below central inscription.) 1/2 sen:  brown, 1 sen:  blue, 5 sen:  green.