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An old unit of weight that originated from a one-mon coin

Base data: mass.
1 momme = 1/1000 kan = 3.750 g

Currently used for trading pearls

In the past, the weight of a one-mon coin (3.75 g) was a standard of weight. Its name, “momme”, derives from the Japanese words for “weight of one-mon coin”, and “匁” is the character used to depict this unit. Even to this day, the 5-yen coin weighs 3.75 g, which is equal to 1 momme. It is currently used as a weight unit for global pearl trading.