25th Anniversary of "Heisei" Era Coin Set : Japan Mint

25th Anniversary of "Heisei" Era Coin Set

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Descriptions

It has been almost 25 years since the era name was changed from "Shōwa" to "Heisei" on January 8th, 1989. On this occasion, Japan Mint is proud to release the 25th Anniversary of "Heisei" Era Coin Set.
This is the most unique coin set including not only six Japanese regal tenders issued in this year "Heisei 25 / 2013" but also a special red-brass medal whose designs are taken from those of various commemorative coins issued in the 25 years since the beginning of the Heisei era. In addition, the book-shaped paper case and the plastic display case show pictures of the original coins, which were issued to celebrate the major national events during the period.
We are convinced that collectors of modern Japanese coins will surely find this special coin set interesting to themselves, coming across their favorite, familiar coin designs in it.

* Heisei (era name) is the reign of the present emperor Akihito. In Japan, one era name is used for each imperial reign.

The coin set includes:

  • Six Japanese legal tender coins in brilliant uncirculated conditions (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 featuring the commemorative coins issued in the Heisei Era (Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 7.5g, Composition: Copper 84-86%, Zinc 16-14%);

    Designs of the Special Medal featuring "Heisei Commemorative Coins"

    Image of Medal of 25th Anniversary of Heisei Era Coin Set

    If you click a name of each commemorative coin, you can see the details about the coin.

    Obverse
    Animals adopted as designs of the commemorative coins which were issued in the Heisei Era
    (1) Phoenix and Auspicious Clouds [Commemorative 100,000-yen Gold Coin for the Enthronement of the Emperor (Obverse): Details]
    (2) Family of Owls [Commemorative 10,000-yen Gold Proof Coin for the EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN (Obverse): Details]
    (3) Sleeping Cat [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Tochigi 500-yen Bicolor Clad Coin (Obverse): Details]
    (4) Ox [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Nagano 500-yen Bicolor Clad Coin (Obverse): Details]
    (5) Dinosaur [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Fukui 500-yen Bicolor Clad Coin (Obverse): Details]
    (6) Little Grebes [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Shiga 1,000-yen Silver Coin (Obverse): Details]
    (7) Two Sakhalin Dogs "Taro" and "Jiro" [Commemorative 500-yen Nickel-brass Coin of the 50th Anniversary of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (Obverse): Details]
    (8) Serow Deer [Commemorative 5,000-yen Silver Coin for the Nagano Olympic (Series One) (Reverse): Details]
    (9) Lidth’s Jay [Commemorative 1,000-yen Silver Coin for the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Amami Islands to Japan (Obverse): Details]
    (10) Red-crowned Crane [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Hokkaido 1,000-yen Silver Coin (Obverse): Details]

    Reverse
    Plants adopted as designs of the commemorative coins which were or to be issued in the Heisei EraPlants adopted as designs of the commemorative coins which were or to be issued in the Heisei Era
    (11) Solitary Pine Tree of a Miracle, which survived the tsunami caused by the great earthquake in 2011 [Commemorative Coins for the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project to be issued in 2015 (Common Reverse): Details]
    (12) Apples [Commemorative 1,000-yen Silver Coin for the 5th Winter Asian Games (Reverse): Details]
    (13) Gentian [Commemorative 10,000-yen Gold Coin for the Nagano Olympic (Series One) (Reverse): Details]
    (14) Golden glow flowers [Commemorative 5,000-yen Silver Coin for the Judicial System Centennial (Reverse): Details]
    (15) Citrus tachibana [Commemorative 10,000-yen Gold Coin for the 10th Year of the Emperor on the Throne (Reverse): Details]
    (16) Red Maple Leaf [Commemorative 500-yen Cupronickel Coin for 12th Asian Games “Running” (Reverse): Details]

    Also letters representing “2013” are shown at the top.
  • A plastic display case, and
  • A book-shaped paper case (Explanations are in Japanese only).

Scheduled Mintage: 50,000 sets

Dealers For 25th Anniversary of "Hiesei" Era Coin Set

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