National Treasure Medallion Series "Kongōbuji Temple, Mt. Kōya" Silver Medallion
The National Treasure Medals comprise a series of medals on the theme of precious national treasures and their attendant cultural properties. This medal features Kongōbuji Temple, Mt. Kōya, and one of the sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii mountain range designated as a World Heritage Site, which holds numerous national treasures.
Obverse: Fudō Hall and standing figure of Seitaka Dōji in Kongōbuji Temple, Mt. Kōya, depicted in relief.
Reverse: Design depicting the figure of Kongōku Bosatsu with a flaming halo, below which is the characterin the handwriting of Kōbō Daishi (Kūkai), founder of Mt. Kōya, from his scroll entitled Rōko Shiiki.
|Material||Pure Silver (Fineness Certification stamped by Japan Mint*)|
|Finishing||Oxidized Silver Finish|
* Mint Certification Mark of Precious Metal Wares (Hallmark)
The Japan Mint examines and certifies the fineness of precious metal wares by stamping specific marks on all wares that pass this examination. These marks are commonly called hallmarks.