National Treasure Medal 2021 “Yakushiji Temple” Silver
Obverse (left) / Reverse (right)
National Treasures are government-designated tangible cultural properties selected as peerless treasures of the Japanese people on the basis of their importance to world culture.
The National Treasure Medals comprise a series of medals on the theme of precious national treasures and their attendant cultural properties. For this series we have chosen Yakushiji Temple, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.”
Obverse: The design depicts the East Pagoda and a celestial figure playing the flute from the Water Flame (a bronze charm to ward off fire) on its roof, which appear in relief against the background of the prints of Shakyamuni Buddha’s feet.
Reverse: The inscription from the East Pagoda in the center is depicted using the frosting finish processing technique, and this is surrounded by a relief of the Four Auspicious Beasts carved on the pedestal on which Yakushi Buddha is seated.
|Composition||99.9% Pure Silver (Fineness Certification stamped by Japan Mint*)|
|Finish||Oxidized silver finish (Obverse)|
|Special Technique||Frosting Finish Processing**|
* 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: 2,000 pieces / for overseas market: Max. 60 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 Coin Dealer List for the contact information.