2011 Children’ s Song Coin Set : Japan Mint

2011 Children’ s Song Coin Set

Image of 2011 Children' s Song Coin Set

We started this Japanese children’ s song series in 2008 with aims to pass down children’ s songs for generations and to enrich customers’ minds. This set features poems by Misuzu Kaneko (1903-1930).

This set is comprised of:

  • Six Japanese legal tender coins (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),
  • Red-brass medal (Weight: 7.5g, Diameter: 27mm)
  • A poetry book of Misuzu Kaneko

Scheduled Mintage: 50,000 sets

Who is Misuzu Kaneko (1903 – 1930)?

She was a writer of poetry for children. Her posthumously-published poems, like “Is it an echo?” and “A bird and a bell and I “, are recently being reappraised and they are gaining popularity among wider generations in Japan.