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Silver 1,000 yen coin to be issued for shinkansen’s 50th anniversary

April 29, 2014 in Coins, Commemorative, Japanese Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: (JapanToday.com)  Apr. 29, 2014

TOKYO —

Japan first started issuing commemorative coins in 1964 to celebrate the Tokyo Olympic Games—two specially designed coins face-valued at 100 yen and 1,000 yen, respectively. They would be the first in a long string of special coins celebrating events such as an Emperor’s 60th year on the throne and the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition’s 50th anniversary.

Oct 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the Japan’s famous shinkansen bullet train lines, and so the Ministry of Finance has seen fit to put out yet another pair of coins. The first one revealed puts the legendary train lines right up there with Japan’s other iconic symbols.
The 1,000 yen Shinkansen Opening 50th Anniversary Coin is made of sterling silver and features a bullet train on the front-side gliding among bright pink cherry blossoms with the majestic Mt Fuji in the background.

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