MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HERITAGE NO.73
Japan-made First Coin Counter
This coin counter is Japan’s first of its kind. It was developed at the request of the Mint in 1949 by Kokuei Machinery Manufacturing (currently GLORY LTD.), founded in 1918, and delivered to the Mint in February 1950. The counter was designed to be more compact than past foreign-made counters and the counting accuracy was significantly improved. Further improvements were made to the first model at the request of a private bank and commercial model No. 1 was completed in October 1953. In December of the same year, the company delivered 20 units to the bank. The coin counter made significant contributions not only to banking services, but also to labor saving and higher reliability of money handling activities.
On exhibition (Reservation required)
Glory Next Gallery
- Hours open:
- 8:30–17:15 (* by advance reservation only; for corporations, public institutions only)
- Admission fee:
- Days closed:
- Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end/New Year’s holidays. etc.
- 1-3-1 Shimoteno, Himeji-shi, Hyogo 670-8567
- [Train] about 10 mins. on foot from Harima-Takaoka Sta., JR Kishin Line [Bus] about 15 mins. from front of Himeji Sta. by Shinki Bus