50th Anniversary of Shinkansen Commemorative Coin Program

Image of reverse of the 1,000Yen Shinkansen Silver Coin

A bullet train Shinkansen, which was developed for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, has been widely known for half a century, domestically as an important infrastructure supporting the lives of the Japanese people, and internationally as one of the symbols for Japan’s high technology.
On October 1st, 2014, the Shinkansen marked the 50th anniversary of its opening. We release a series of commemorative coins featuring Shinkansen to commemorate of this anniversary between 2014 and 2016. It will include one 1,000 Yen silver proof coin and nine 100 Yen clad coins.

Issue List

2014 (Heisei 26)
1,000 Yen Silver Proof Coin (0-Series)

2015 (Heisei 27)
100 Yen Clad Coins
– Tokaido Shinkansen (N700A)
– Sanyo Shinkansen (500-Series)
– Tohoku Shinkansen (E5-Series)
– Joetsu Shinkansen (E4-Series)
– Hokuriku Shinkansen (E7/W7-Series)

2016 (Heisei 28)
100 Yen Clad Coins
– Yamagata Shinkansen (E3-Series)
– Akita Shinkansen (E6-Series)
– Kyushu Shinkansen (New 800-Series)
– Hokkaido Shinkansen (H5-Series)