Summary of Saga Prefecture
Located in the northwestern area of Kyushu Island. The western part of the prefecture is hilly, though there are some basins. The climate is generally mild.
Capital City: Saga
Population in 2007 (thousands): 859
Area (square km): 2,440
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Okuma Shigenobu and Imari-Arita Ware)
Okuma Shigenobu was a very active politician and educator from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, and he actually became the 8th and 17th prime minister. It is said that he also involved in the introduction of Japanese currency unit "Yen". Furthermore, he contributed to introduce Saga's traditional crafts such as Imari-Arita Ware, Saga Nishiki (a classic hand-woven fabric) and Kashima Nishiki overseas.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Okuma Shigenobu, Saga Nishiki and Kashima Nishiki)
Coin Sets contain Saga 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 (Kochi, Gifu, Fukui, Aichi, Aomori and Saga) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"