Summary of Fukui Prefecture
Fukui is located to the north of Kyoto and Gifu, and faces the Sea of Japan. Just like Gifu Prefecture, Fukui is often hit by heavy snowfall in winter.
Capital City: Fukui
Population in 2007 (thousands): 816
Area in 2007 (square km): 4,189
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Dinosaur and Tojinbo)
Up to now, more than eighty percent of dinosaur fossils in Japan have been discovered here in Fukui Prefecture. This dinosaur's image was also recreated from the fossil remains which were discovered in Fukui. As a result of the study, this dinosaur was found to be a new species of meat-eating dinosaur from 120 million years ago, and was named Fukuiraptor.
The landscape in the background is Tojinbo Cliff facing the Sea of Japan. This surreal cliff has been designated as one of Japan's natural monuments.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Dinosaurs)
The dinosaur in the foreground is Fukuiraptor and the image in the background is Fukuisaurus whose fossil remains were also discovered in Fukui. Again, this dinosaur was found to be a new species of dinosaur, but unlike Fukuiraptor, it was a plant-eating dinosaur.
Coin Sets contain Fukui Coin
1000 yen silver proof coin, "simple version"
1000 yen silver proof with five 80 yen stamps, "deluxe version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Proof Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin with five 80 yen stamps, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"
500 yen Bicolor Clad Coin 6 Prefectures (Kochi, Gifu, Fukui, Aichi, Aomori and Saga) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"