The Japan Mint announces winners of its International Design Competition

By |2017-01-26T19:58:05+00:00January 26th, 2017|Categories: News Nuggets, News, Japan Mint|

The Japan Mint announces the winners of its International Design Competition for 2016 For the past few years, the Japan Mint has been hosting an International Coin Design Competition in which designers, both current and budding, are encouraged to enter their coin designs to win an award. There are two categories, a general one and a [...]

The Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction project coin series wraps up

By |2016-11-05T06:30:56+00:00June 4th, 2016|Categories: Event, Coloured, Gold, Silver, Japan Mint, Japan|

A  four-coin series that debuted last August and finished this April, we're rectifying our lack of coverage to date with some details of the whole of this unusual and interesting set of coins. Entitled the "Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project", the Japan Mint has done a fine job with these. They were launched in four [...]

Accessory Look: Japan 7 Prefectures collectors box

By |2016-11-05T06:31:38+00:00October 10th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Japan Mint, Japan|

One of the first series of coins we did one of our exhaustive Coin Series Profiles on, the Japan Mints excellent 47 Prefectures coins have always offered an intriguing look at a country many in the West know comparitively little of. As the name suggest, this is a series of 47 coloured silver coins, each depicting one of the [...]

The Japan Mint announces Nagasaki, the 44th in its 47 Prefectures coin series

By |2016-11-05T06:31:38+00:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Japan Mint, Japan|

Nagasaki is the latest coin in the Japan Mints epic 47 Prefectures series. Each coin celebrates one of the 47 regions of Japan with imagery that is most associated with it. Available in a single coin set or as a deluxe set with five stamps, just 10% of the admittedly quite hefty 100,000 mintage is available outside of Japan. [...]

EARLY PEAK: The next four coins in Japans epic 47 Prefectures series

By |2016-11-05T06:32:00+00:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Japan Mint|

The flagship series of the Japan Mint, ’47 Prefectures’ is a range of forty seven coloured silver coins, each of which showcases a specific district in the country. Each coin depicts iconic characteristics of the prefecture in question, usually flora, fauna, a historical event or a natural landmark. With 40 coins having been released to date, there are only [...]

QUICK PEEK AT JAPANS FIRST THREE 47 PREFECTURES COINS OF 2015

By |2016-11-05T06:32:17+00:00April 6th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Japan Mint, Japan|

The flagship series of the Japan Mint, '47 Prefectures' is a range of forty seven coloured silver coins, each of which showcases a specific district in the country. Each coin depicts iconic characteristics of the prefecture in question, usually flora, fauna, a historical event or a natural landmark. With 38 coins having been released to date, we're a long [...]

JAPAN STRIKES SILVER COIN TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS OF LAOS DIPLOMACY

By |2016-11-05T06:32:22+00:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Silver, Japan Mint, Laos|

It's time for a new coin celebrating relationships between two countries and the latest commemoration is for 60 years of diplomatic ones between South-East Asian countries, Laos and Japan. Back in 2010 the two states signed up to a 'comprehensive partnership'. Just a couple of weeks ago, that was upgraded to a 'strategic partnership' signalling Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe's [...]

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