2014 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set

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(Obverse side)

Image of 2014 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set (Reverse)

(Reverse side)


Since its inception in 1883, the Japan Mint's Cherry Blossom Viewing has enjoyed lasting popularity as one of Osaka's best–loved spring traditions. The Japan Mint is proud to release the 2014 "Cherry Blossom Viewing" Proof Coin Set.

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The obverse of the silver medal has the Blossom of the Year, Matsumae kotoito-zakura, printed in color, while the reverse depicts a woman playing the koto (a Japanese stringed instrument) by using the frosting finish ((nashiji) processing technique* and other fine processing techniques. The obverse of the cover case shows Matsumae kotoito-zakura, and the reverse and the leather case show a woman playing the koto, while the obverse of the coin holder depicts Matsumae kotoito-zakura and the reverse has a koto design.

*Frosting finish (nashiji) processing technique: A processing technique of engraving a minutely irregular surface, thereby diffusing reflection to obtain a pearskin-like texture.

"2014 Cherry Blossom Viewing in Osaka"

The coin set includes:

  • Six Japanese legal tender coins issued in 2014 in proof condition (a 500 yen nickel-brass proof coin, a 100 yen cupronickel proof coin, a 50 yen cupronickel proof coin, a 10 yen bronze proof coin, a 5 yen brass proof coin and a 1 yen aluminum proof coin),
  • A color sterling silver (Ag 92.5%) medal (Diameter: 35mm, Weight: 20g),
  • A Certificate of Authenticity (English/Japanese),
  • A paper slipcase featuring the Blossom of the Year, “Matsumae kotoito-zakura.”

Scheduled Mintage: 16,000 sets

Dealers For 2014 Cherry Blossom Proof 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