Nostalgic Small Coins 2013 Proof Coin Set : Japan Mint

Nostalgic Small Coins 2013 Proof Coin Set

"60th Anniversary of the Enactment of Small Currency Disposition and Fractional Rounding in Payments Act"

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Descriptions

This proof coin set is sold to commemorate the 60th anniversary in 2013 (Heisei 25) of the enactment in 1953 (Showa 28) of the Small Currency Disposition and Fractional Rounding in Payments Act, also known as the Small Currency Disposition Act, whereby the use of some small coins as legal tender was no longer permitted.
This law prohibited the use of the 1-yen brass coin and coins worth less than 1 yen under the Temporary Currency Act, such as the 50- sen brass coin, as well as coins worth less than 50 sen under the Coinage Act, such as the 50- sen silver coin and the 5-rin bronze coin, meaning that the sen and rin disappeared as units of currency. The use of Kanei tsuho Edo-period copper coins, which until then had been legally approved for circulation, was also prohibited at this time.
The design of this proof coin set features the 1-yen brass coin, the 50- sen brass coins (large and small), the 10- sen aluminum coin, and the 5- sen tin coin, which were abolished as legal tender.

The coin set includes:

  • Six Japanese legal tender coins issued in 2013 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 silver medal (Composition: 925 silver, Weight: approximately 20g, Diameter: 35.0 mm, Finish: Proof),
    The obverse features the rice and barley stalks, hoe, toothed gears, pickaxe, and two fish depicted on the large 50- sen brass coin.
    The reverse shows the tachibana citrus used in the design of the 1-yen brass coin, together with the lettering "60 years." The tachibana citrus is depicted by using the frosting finish (nashiji) processing technology (*1) and the number 60 by using the micro stripes (lines) processing technology (*2).

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    (*1) A processing technology of engraving a minutely irregular surface, thereby diffusing reflection to obtain a pearskin-like texture.
    (*2) A processing technology for engraving lines finer than a human hair. This technology is also used on the 500-yen coin.
  • A plastic display case,
  • A Certificate of Authenticity (English/Japanese).

Scheduled Mintage: 20,000 sets

Dealers For Nostalgic Small Coins 2013 Proof Coin Set

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