2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set
Cherry Blossom Viewing in Osaka
The grounds of the Japan Mint contain many different varieties of flowering cherry trees Every year, during the cherry blossom sakura season, a path through its grounds approximately 560 m long is opened to the public for cherry blossom viewing. This event is known as “Cherry Blossom Viewing (Sakura no toorinuke)” because people walk along a one way passage while viewing the cherry blossom. Since its inception in 1883 it has remained popular as one of Osaka’s best loved spring traditions.
This year, Cherry Blossom Viewing was unfortunately cancelled in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19). However, we have decided to sell annual coin sets featuring it for our customers awaiting this series.
The set is comprised of:
- Six Japanese legal tender coins issued in 2020 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); The obverse of the silver medal shows letters representing “Cherry Blossom Viewing” as well as cherry blossom petals, which are depicted by using latent image technology. (Different cherry blossom petals appear alternatively when viewed from different angles.) On the other hand, the reverse shows 20 representing the year of issue, and this year’s animal zodiac sign, the Mouse.
- A plastic display case,
- A paper slipcase featuring the Blossom of the Year, “Kasugai.” (Japanese only)
Scheduled Mintage: 45,000 sets/ for overseas market: Max. 600 sets
Dealers for 2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set
For South Korea
Hwadong Co., Ltd.
Bank of Taiwan
For People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia
International Coins (Hong Kong) Limited
For US and Canada
Asset Marketing Services, LLC.
For Europian Countries
Modern Numismatics International
Please see the International Coin Dealer List for their contact information.