2013 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set : Japan Mint

2013 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set

Image of 2013 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set

Image of 2013 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set (Reverse)

(Reverse side)

Descriptions

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 2013 "Cherry Blossom Viewing" Proof Coin Set. The obverse of this silver medal shows the Amanogawa ("Milky Way"), the Blossom of the Year, printed in color, while the reverse depicts Orihime (the Weaver Princess) and Hikoboshi (the Cowherd), the lovers in the Tanabata legend, reaching out to each other across the Milky Way. Latent image technology is used for the Milky Way and the frosting finish (nashiji) processing technique* for Orihime and Hikoboshi. The obverse of the cover case is illustrated with Amanogawa cherry blossom, and the reverse and the leather case with Orihime and Hikoboshi reaching out to each other across the Milky Way. The obverse of the coin holder shows Amanogawa cherry blossom, and the reverse the constellations of Lyra and Aquila, which straddle the Milky Way.

*Frosting finish (nashiji) processing technique: A processing technique of engraving a minutely irregular surface, thereby diffusing reflection to obtain a pearskin – like texture.

"2013 Cherry Blossom Viewing in Osaka"

The coin set includes:

  • Six Japanese legal tender coins issued in 2013 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, “Amanogawa.”

Scheduled Mintage: 20,000 sets

Dealers For 2013 Cherry Blossom Proof Coin Set

For South Korea

Hwadong Co., Ltd.

For Taiwan

Bank of Taiwan

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

Pan's Coin

For European Countries

Modern Numismatics International

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