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Well, I confess myself guilty :whistle:

Well, sometimes I think, things are not so complicated. Why not any practical reasons? :blush:

And here it comes through again - the historian: without any possibilities to prove any speculations we're doing guessing games...

Highly appreciate Rich's approach to the mint

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The answer came:

Dear Richard Catalano,

Thank you for your inquiry.

We cannot answer your question; this is because we manufacture decorations

and medals based on orders from the Cabinet Office.

Your understanding is appreciated.


Tomoko Mizui

Public Relations Office

Japan Mint

E-mail: pub@mint.go.jp

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We cannot answer your question; this is because we manufacture decorations and medals based on orders from the Cabinet Office.

Sounds familiar ....

"We cannot answer your question; this is because we manufacture decorations and medals based on orders from the Cabinet Office."


Thanks Rich!

Really appreciate your effort! :cheers:

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Yeah, that's the same person that denied me any information as well.

"Your understanding is appreciated" - Thanks Mint Bureau, but you've done nothing to contribute to understanding anything other than understanding that you are not interested in helping us! What, is this some kind of "TOP SECRET"? Sheesh. Well, I'm going to dig deeper. Could take a while and likely be a dead end, but worth trying.

Rich, have you at all tried to contact the cabinet Office? Still no response to my query.

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Based on my experience with official authorities, support is mostly very poor.

Self-investigation might be the best way to figure some questions out. Background of my question was, if somebody already visited the Mint and knows if there are any affiliate library and/or archive for public visitors. I may have the chance for a trip to Japan next year and think about to pay a visit to the Mint in Osaka.

BR, Chris

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Very interesting specimen of the first, 1887 type

The most interesting part is the box which is modern replacement...

Nicely done and the first one that I saw...

The original catching eye on the ribbon was lost too ;)

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