World Coins : World Commemorative Coins

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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.

Japanese Commemorative Coins issued up to now

Commemorative Coins, History

Image of Coin in Commemoration of the 450th Year of Japan-Portugal FriendshipIn Commemoration of the 450th Year of Japan-Portugal Friendship
200escudo (1993), Portugal
Image of Coin in Commemoration of Bicentennial of French RevolutionIn 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.

Image of Coin in Commemoration of Marine Life ProtectionIn Commemoration of Marine Life Protection
1dollor (1993), Rep. of Palau
Image of Coin in Commemoration of Independence DayIn Commemoration of Independence Day
10dollor (1995), Rep. of Namibia
Image of Coin of Bird of ParadiseBird 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.

Image of Coin in memory of the late Ayrton Senna2Real (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.
Image of Coin for Princess of Wales Memorial5pound (1999), Great Britain

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