Summary of Kochi Prefecture
Kochi is located in Shikoku Island and facing the Pacific Ocean. This region is known as its mild climate and rich nature.
Capital City: Kochi
Population in 2007 (thousands): 782
Area in 2007 (square km): 7,105
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Sakamoto Ryoma and Katsurahama)
Sakamoto Ryoma is one of the most famous historical figures in Kochi, and the 175th anniversary of his birth will be celebrated this year, in 2010. He made a great contribution to Japan's modernization at the end of the samurai period in Japan.
Katsurahama Beach is one of the most famous scenic spots in Kochi and also has long been known as a great location for Moon viewings.
Meantime, this silver coin will be the first ever coin among Japan's coinage that will bear a real person's effigy. So we are expecting that this will be one of the most precious and sought-after silver coins in Japan.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Sakamoto Ryoma)
Coin Sets contain Kochi 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"