Summary of Shiga Prefecture
Capital City: Otsu
Population in 2010 (thousands): 1,404
Area (square km): 4,017
1000 yen silver coin
(Obverse design: Lake Biwa, Little Grebe and Ukimido Temple)
One-sixth of Shiga's total area is covered by Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Lake Biwa is not only the most important water source for the people live in the main part of the western Japan, but also one of the world's precious few ancient lakes with four millions of history. So, it is a home to many rare creatures not found anywhere else. The obverse also features little grebe as the prefectural bird, which tend its baby at the back of the body, and Ukimido temple constructed to pray for safety of lake transportation.
500 yen bi-color clad coin
(Obverse design: Biwa Catfish and Round Crucian Carp)
Biwa catfish and round crucian carp are indigenous species living in Lake Biwa.
Coin Sets contain Shiga 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 (Toyama, Tottori, Kumamoto, Shiga, Iwate and Akita) Set, "Brilliant Uncirculated Version"