2014 Mint Set
This is a standard coin set including six Brilliant Uncirculated coins of Japan as well as a special medal featuring this year’s Oriental zodiac, the Horse.In the paper packaging of our Mint Set, events concerning coins are introduced every year. This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary since commemorative coins were firstly issued in Japan, those first commemorative coins, namely, 100-yen and 1,000-yen silver coins for Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, are introduced with episodes at that time.
~ 50 years since the first issue of commemorative coins ~
Japan's first commemorative coins, a 1,000 yen silver coin and a 100 yen silver coin, were issued in 1964 (Showa 39) to mark the Tokyo Olympics held that year.
The design of the 1,000 yen silver coin featured Mt. Fuji and cherry blossom on the obverse, with the Olympic rings and cherry blossom depicted on the reverse.
The design of the 100 yen silver coin was chosen from submissions from the public, with the obverse showing the Olympic cauldron and rings, and the reverse the sun and olive leaves.
The coins could be exchanged over the counter at financial institutions nationwide, and these first ever commemorative coins proved extremely popular with the Japanese public, with long lines forming from the early morning.
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: 145,000 sets
Dealers for this Coin Set
For People's Republic of China (including Macao) and Taiwan
For European Countries
Modern Numismatics International
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