2014 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set
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.
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.
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.
Bank of Taiwan
For People's Republic of China (including Macao) and Taiwan
For European Countries
Modern Numismatics International
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