EXPO 2025 Osaka Japan 1 oz silver coin (2023 Japan Mint)
Due to take place in Osaka, Japan over 184 days from April 13th 2025, EXPO 2025 will showcase technologies from around the world meant for the betterment of mankind, and a more harmonious balance between us, and nature. As cynics, we think it’ll be more of a token showing by the world’s biggest corporations, designed to placate opinion, while doing very little, but it would be fantastic to be wrong about that.
The Japan Mint is issuing a new one-ounce silver coin to mark the event, depicting some of the elements used to popularise it. Firstly, there’s the obligatory logo, this one being a little weirder than most, as you’d expect from the country that gave us a giant flying moth. It also forms the head of the mascot, Myaku-Myaku, described as being born from ‘the unification of cells and water’. The main image on the coin is of the location, on an artificial island in Osaka Bay. It all looks quite amazing, and will no doubt be a tremendous thing to visit.
The obverse face also employs the logo, this time in more colourful form, along with the usual denomination inscriptions. The Japan Mint often employs colour on both faces, unlike the majority of national mints, and they’re describing the application here as ‘iridescent’. It’s 40 mm in diameter, and has a mintage of 50,000 pieces. The coin represents just the first of three waves of releases for the exposition, covering five types of coin. It can be purchased from 07 August, directly from the Japan Mint, or from a few dealers around the world. We’ve noticed that Powercoin sometimes carries the occasional Japanese coin, for example.
LINKS: JAPAN MINT
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