2014 Cherry Blossom Viewing Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set

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Cherry Blossom Viewing in Osaka

The riverside of the Old Yodo River in Osaka city, where the Japan Mint's head office is located, has been well–known as a place of scenic beauty since old times. Especially, the cherry blossoms in spring are very famous. Also in Japan Mint, so many kinds of rare cherry blossoms trees have been planted since the establishment, and in 1883, the Mint Director at the time suggested that the cherry blossoms should be admired not only by Mint employees but all residents of Osaka. From that point forward, the lane along the riverfront has been opened to the general public for a few days each year when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. This was the beginning of "Japan Mint Cherry Blossom Festival", a feature of spring in Osaka. Every year in mid–April when the cherry blossoms come into full bloom, the gate leading to the 560m walk along the Old Yodo River in the Mint has been opened for one week, and around 700,000 to 800,000, or more than a million people gather to enjoy the scenic beauty. Approximately 350 cherry blossom trees with 131 varieties, including very rare species, fascinate visitors. This event was held from April 11 to 17 this year 2014.

"2014 Cherry Blossom Viewing in Osaka"

The coin set includes:

  • Six Japanese legal tender coins issued in 2014 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition (a 500 yen nickel-brass coin, a 100 yen cupronickel coin, a 50 yen cupronickel coin, a 10 yen bronze coin, a 5 yen brass coin and a 1 yen aluminum coin),
  • A pure sliver medal (Size: 17.5mm × 17.5mm, Weight: approx. 4.3g), featuring this year's oriental zodiac “Horse” as well as the latent image technology applied to the medal makes the cherry blossom petals appear to move when viewed from different angles,
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  • A plastic display case,
  • A paper slipcase featuring the Blossom of the Year, "Matsumae kotoito-zakura."

Scheduled Mintage: 60,000 sets

Dealers for 2014 Cherry Blossom Viewing Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set

For South Korea

Hwadong Co., Ltd.

For Taiwan

Bank of Taiwan

For People's Republic of China (including Macao) and Taiwan

Pan's Coin

For European Countries

Modern Numismatics International

Please see the International Coin Dealer List for the contact information.

If you don’t have a dealer in your region, and if you live in South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, United States of America, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic or Poland, you can purchase this item at our online shop. Or please contact us by email:overseas@mint.go.jp.

Available at

Go to Japan Mint Online Shop