2011 Cherry Blossom Viewing Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set

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Since Japan Mint has many kinds of cherry trees in our Mint premises, we hold the Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival every April. Since its inception in 1883, Japan Mint's Cherry Blossom Festival has enjoyed lasting popularity as one of Japan's best-loved spring traditions. We welcome hundreds of thousands guests not only from our country but also from various overseas countries. We are pleased to issue 2011 Cherry Blossom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set to celebrate this year's Cherry Blossom Viewing Festival.

"2011 Cherry Blossom Viewing in Osaka"

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 pure sliver medal (Weight: 4.36g, Size: L17.5mm × W17.5mm) with a design of this year's Chinese zodiac, Rabbit, and a cherry blossom petals as latent images.
  • A plastic display case,
  • A paper slipcase featuring the Blossom of the Year, "Imose."

The Imose flowering cherry is so named because it often bears two fruits from one flower. The flowers are light and dark red in color, with around 30 petals which bloom in two stages.

Scheduled Mintage: 60,000 sets