2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set
Since its inception in 1883 the Japan Mint’s Cherry Blossom Viewing (Sakura no toorinuke) has enjoyed lasting popularity as one of Osaka’s best loved spring traditions. This year too the Japan Mint will release the 2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set to commemorate this traditional event.
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.
Obverse (left)/ Reverse (right)
The obverse of the silver medal features the design of the Blossom of the Year, Kasugai in full color with pad printing technique. On the reverse side, insects are depicted using laser frosting with a pearskin (satin) finish while flowers and leaves are lively depicted in relief.
The coin set includes:
- Six Japanese legal tender coins issued in 2020 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 leather display case,
- A paper slipcase featuring the Blossom of the Year, featuring the Blossom of the Year, “Kasugai.” (Japanese only)
Scheduled Mintage: 18,000 sets / for overseas market: Max. 300 sets
Dealers For 2020 Cherry Blossom Proof 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.