World Coins : World Commemorative Coins
Commemorative coins are issued to mark the national celebrations and commemorative events under the authorization of the Cabinet in Japan.
Similarly, most countries issue commemorative coins to mark national and international event, great character and precious nature.
It is highly meaningful to study their cultural property, great character, and precious animals and plants through their coins.
Commemorative Coins, History
|In Commemoration of the 450th Year of Japan-Portugal Friendship
200escudo (1993), Portugal
|In Commemoration of Bicentennial of French Revolution
100franc (1987), France
Commemorative Coins, Precious Animals and Plants
Japan issued first color coin, commemorating “The 5th Winter Asian Games” in 2003. Other countries have also issued beautiful color coins.
|In Commemoration of Marine Life Protection
1dollor (1993), Rep. of Palau
|In Commemoration of Independence Day
10dollor (1995), Rep. of Namibia
|Bird of Paradise
25 kina (1994), Papua New Guinea
Commemorative Coins, Great Character
In memory of the late Ayrton Senna, national hero of Brazil, commemorative coin was issued in Brazil in 1995. This coin says he won 41 F1 races from 161 starts and achieved 65 Pole Positions.
|2Real (1995), Brazil
In 1999, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Coin was issued by Great Britain to commemorate Diana, The Princess of Wales and to reflect her life and work.
|5pound (1999), Great Britain|