Summary of Ibaraki Prefecture
Ibaraki is located in the northern part of the Kanto region close to Tokyo. Ibaraki takes pride in its traditional culture and nature, as well as in being a center of science and technology in Japan.
Capital City: Mito
Population in 2007 (thousands): 2,969
Area in 2007 (square km): 6,096
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: H-II (H-two) Launch Vehicle and Mt. Tsukuba)
The H-II (H-two) Launch Vehicle was the first rocket produced in Japan using only domestic technologies. It is also a symbol of Tsukuba Academic New Town in Ibaraki prefecture. The rocket was developed at the National Space Development Agency of Japan, the predecessor to the present Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in this town.
Mt. Tsukuba is admired for its graceful shape and is often compared with Mt. Fuji. It is designated as one of the one hundred famous mountains in Japan and is also known for its rare insects and plants.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Kairakuen Garden and Plum Tree or Japanese Apricot Tree)
"Kairakuen Garden" is located in Mito city in Ibaraki prefecture and is known as one of the three famous traditional gardens in Japan. It was created in 1842 and is famous for plum blossom viewing.
Coin Sets contain Ibaraki 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 4 Prefectures (Nagano, Niigata, Ibaraki, Nara) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"