Winning Designs for Coins in Commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (2nd-4th series) and Designs (Images) of the second series : Japan Mint
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Winning Designs for Coins in Commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (2nd-4th series) and Designs (Images) of the second series

May 29, 2012
Ministry of Finance
Japan Mint

  • 1.The Ministry of Finance and Japan Mint held a contest to select designs for the second series through the fourth series of commemorative coins to be issued in fiscal 2015 in commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project. Based on the results of the deliberations at a experts panel on May 14, the Ministry of Finance and Japan Mint selected new designs for the commemorative coins from public proposals as shown below.
    Necessary corrections will be made from artistic and technological viewpoints to these designs to decide on the final designs of the commemorative coins.
Individual Side
Denomination Second series Third series Fourth series
10,000-yen gold coin Image of design of Kiyohiko Emoto Image of design of Teruo Yausda Image of design of Takashi Tadamoto
Name Kiyohiko Emoto
(Fukuoka Prefecture)
Teruo Yausda
(Tokyo)
Takashi Tadamoto
(Osaka Prefecture)
1,000-yen silver coin Image of design of Shoji Yoshida Image of design of Taichi Kojima Image of design of Koji Komatsu
Name Shoji Yoshida
(Tokyo)
Taichi Kojima
(Kanagawa Prefecture)
Koji Komatsu
(Kochi Prefecture)
  • 2.The second series will be as shown below.
The images of the second series,
Coins in commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project
Denomination 10,000 yen
(Images are one and a half times actual size)
1,000 yen
(Images are actual size)
Individual side Image of design of Kiyohiko Emoto
(Kiyohiko Emoto's design)
Image of design of Shoji Yoshida
(Shoji Yoshida's design)
Common side Image of design of Solitary pine tree of a miracle and pigeons
(Solitary pine tree of a miracle and pigeons)
Image of design of Solitary pine tree of a miracle and pigeons
(Solitary pine tree of a miracle and pigeons)
Material and quality Pure gold Pure silver
Weight 15.6g (1⁄2 troy ounce) 31.1g (1 troy ounce)
Diameter 26.0mm 40.0mm
Sales price Under consideration
Mintage Limited issuance
  • Note 1. The Japan Mint will make necessary corrections from artistic and technological viewpoints to these designs to decide on the final designs of the commemorative coins.
  • Note 2. As stipulated in the "Act on Currency Units and Issuance of Coins," issuance of a commemorative coin shall be approved by a Cabinet Decision, and its mintage, the material and quality, weight, design, sales prices, and others of such commemorative coins shall be prescribed by a Cabinet Order. Therefore, a formal announcement about the details of the issuance of the commemorative coins will be made once they are formally decided in accordance with the above process. The 1,000-yen silver coin will be a color-printed coin.
  • Note 3. The cost of premium-type commemorative coins will exceed their face values because of using precious metals for materials. The abovementioned commemorative coins are proof specified.