50th Anniversary of the Shinkansen 1,000 Yen Commemorative Silver Proof Coin

Image of the 1,000Yen Shinkansen Silver Coin Set
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The Japan Mint has struck this legal tender 1,000 yen silver coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the first Shinkansen train line.
Shinkansen is an important national project which has been developed based on the basic plan of the nation as a major social infrastructure supporting the people’s lives and economic activities.
This beautiful proof coin has a finely frosted relief against a mirror-like background created by the use of special techniques.
Color printing has been used on the obverse, and the reverse has been treated with iridescent color shining technology, which uses micro-fabrication to make it shine with rainbow colors.

Specifications
Mintage50,000
Face Value1,000 Yen
CompositionPure Silver
Weight31.1 grams
Diameter40.0 mm
FinishProof
Other FeaturesColor printing, iridescent color shining technology (reverse), helically milled edges, etc.
Design(Obverse)
0-series Shinkansen with Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms

Image of obverse of the 1,000Yen Shinkansen Silver Coin

(Reverse)
0-series Shinkansen with Kanji characters meaning 50th anniversary of the Shinkansen

Image of reverse of the 1,000Yen Shinkansen Silver Coin

What is the iridescent color shining technology?

Iridescent color shining technology applied to the reverse side of the coin utilizes microgrooves produced by high-precision technology to create an iridescent shine on a metal surface, by using the light interference effect. Different parts of the coin shine depending the direction or angle from which it is viewed.

Image of reverse of the 1,000Yen Shinkansen Silver Coin Image of reverse of the 1,000Yen Shinkansen Silver Coin

Dealers for 50th Anniversary of the Shinkansen 1,000 Yen Commemorative Silver Proof Coin

For South Korea

HWADONG CO., LTD.

For Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore

International Coins (Hong Kong) Limited

For Taiwan

Bank of Taiwan, Trading Department

For People's Republic of China (including Macao) and Taiwan

Pan's Coins

For Singapore

The Singapore Mint

For Australia and New Zealand

DOWNIES

For US and Canada

DOWNIES

PandaAmerica

For European Countries

MDM Muenzhandelsgesellschaft mbH

NUMISCOM

Modern Numismatics International

Power Coin di Antonello Galletta

METAL UNION Sp. z o.o.

Skarbnica Narodowa Sp. z o.o.

EMPORIUM HAMBURG

Please see the International Coin Dealer List for the contact information.