2021 Cherry Blossom Viewing Gold Medal
Obverse (left) / Reverse (right)
Obverse: The design features a nymph watching over Yokihi cherry blossoms as they open.
Reverse: Blossom of the Year, Yokihi
The Blossom of the Year, “Yokihi”
The Yokihi variety of sakura comes originally from the Nara region. Its buds are deep pink, but when the flowers open they are damask pink, and the wonderful depth of color of its blossoms led to its naming for the famously beautiful Chinese imperial consort Yang Guifei (whose name is pronounced “Yokihi” in Japanese). Each blossom has around 20 petals.
|Composition||99.9% Pure Gold (Fineness Certification* stamped by Japan Mint)|
|Special Technique||On the reverse, the character “桜 (Sakura, meaning cherry blossom)” is treated with the frosting finish processing** technique.|
* 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.
** Frosting Finish Processing
A processing technique of engraving a minutely irregular surface to diffuse reflection and obtain a pearskin-like texture.
Scheduled Sales Quantity: 400 pieces / for overseas market: Max. 5 pieces
International Dealers for This Medal
For People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia
- International Coins Limited
For US (includes US Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico), Canada, Australia, Austria, Switzerland, UK (includes England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Isle of Man)
- Asset Marketing Services, LLC.
Please see the International Dealers List for their contact information.