Coin of five-yen denomination
Designed by Kano Natsuo (Japanese, 1828–1898)
Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Dainihon Meiji gonen goen
2001, accessioned by the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: July 12, 2001)
 Possibly part of the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection. Much of Bigelow’s collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum’s collection at later dates.