2023 Cherry Blossom Viewing Gold Medal
Obverse: The design depicts the figure of a nymph cherishing the Blossom of the Year, Shogetsu, on the night of the full moon. The background features in the traditional Japanese ichimatsu checkered pattern.
Reverse: Blossom of the Year, Shogetsu
The Blossom of the Year, "Shogetsu"
Shogetsu is a famous variety of cherry tree found on the banks of the Arakawa River in Tokyo, which was a famous cherry blossom viewing spot during the Meiji era. The flowers are initially damask pink, gradually turning white, and eventually the dark red at the edge of the flower becomes more prominent. It has about 25 petals and one or two leafed pistils.
|Composition||99.9% Pure Gold (Fineness Certification* stamped by Japan Mint)|
|Special Technique||On the obverse, the area of checkered pattern is beautifully treated using the iridescent color shining technology**.|
* 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.
** Iridescent Color Shining Technology
A processing technology used to create an iridescent shine on a metal surface using interference of light reflected from microgrooves engraved on the surface. The surface shines in different colors when viewed from different angles.
Scheduled Sales Quantity: 400 pieces / for overseas market: Max. 5 pieces
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