2013 Mint Set

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This is a standard coin set including six circulating coins of Japan. These Brilliant Uncirculated coins are set in a transparent plastic display case and a paper packaging, together with a round red-brass medal featuring the year of issue and this year's Chinese zodiac, the Snake. A paper packaging contains explanations of the events concerning Japanese coins in 2013.

‹Events concerning Japanese Coins in 2013›
"10th anniversary of the issue of the first color coin"
Japan's first multicolor 1,000 yen silver coin (color coin) was issued to commemorate the holding of the 5th Asian Winter Games in Aomori Prefecture in February 2003 (Heisei 15). This multicolor technique has subsequently been used in other coins, including 1,000 yen silver coins commemorating the International Skills Festival for All, Japan 2007 and the 60th Anniversary of the Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law.

"60th anniversary of the enactment of Small Currency Disposition and Fractional Rounding in Payments Act" The Small Currency Disposition and Fractional Rounding in Payments Act was enacted in July 1953 (Showa 28), prohibiting the use of coins, Bank of Japan notes, and other currency under 1 yen. This law was repealed when the Act on Currency Units and Issuance of Coins, which set out the fundamentals of the present currency system, came into force, but currency of value less than 1 yen still cannot be used today.

The coin set includes:

  • Six Japanese legal tender coins 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 red brass medal (Diameter 27.0mm, Weight: 7.5g),
  • A plastic display case,
  • A paper packaging.

Scheduled Mintage: 160,000 sets

Dealers for this Coin Set

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

Pan's Coins

For European Countries

Modern Numismatics International

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