2008 Cherry Blossom Proof Coin Set
Since its inception in 1883, the Japan Mint's Cherry Blossom Festival has enjoyed lasting popularity as one of Japan's best-loved spring traditions.
The silver medallion's obverse side is color-printed with the design of the Blossom of the Year, "Fugenzo," and the reverse side is coated with gold and features the former main gate of Japan Mint with cherry blossoms. The plastic case and the paper slipcase feature Fugenzo cherry blossom and the picture of the former main gate of Japan Mint.
Each proof coin, beautifully produced by our Mint by using special techniques, shines like a mirror on the hollow area of its surface while its embossed parts are frosted.
The coin set includes:
- Six Japanese legal tender coins 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 (Weight: 20g, Diameter: 35mm),
- A Certificate of Authenticity (English/Japanese),
- A leather display case,
- A paper slipcase.
Schedule Mintage: 35,000 sets