Summary of Niigata Prefecture
Niigata is located on Japan's main land on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The major industry in Niigata is agriculture. Especially Niigata is famous for its rice production, ranking second after Hokkaido. In winter, this area is hit by heavy snowfall.
Capital City: Niigata
Population in 2007 (thousands): 2,405
Area in 2007 (square km): 12,583
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Japanese Crested Ibis and Sadogashima Island)
Japanese crested ibis is a special natural monument of Japan and an internationally protected bird. The scientific name of this bird is Nipponia Nippon ("Nippon" means Japan). Sadogashima Island is famous for its gold mine. A lot of gold was mined, from four hundred years ago until twenty years ago in Sadogashima Island.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: A Pair of Japanese Crested Ibises and Rice Terrace)
Coin Sets contain Niigata 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"