National Treasure Medal 2022 “Kiyomizu-dera Temple” Silver
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 Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.”
Obverse:The design depicts the Hondo (Main Hall) of Kiyomizu-dera Temple standing on the cliff of Mount Otowa, and a fall foliage, which both appear in relief.
Reverse:The Otowa waterfall, which was the starting point for Kiyomizu-dera Temple’s construction and the source of its name, is shown in relief, with Japanese characters meaning “Kiyomizu-dera Temple” depicted using the frosting finsih processing technique.
|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. 70 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.