2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

The Japan Ministry of Finance (MoF) has decided to issue new commemorative coins for the 150th anniversary of the postal system and the 150th anniversary of the modern currency system and has finalized their design specifications.

Japan’s postal system will celebrate its 150th anniversary in April 2021. To commemorate this, the Ministry of Finance has decided on the designs of the coins for the 150th anniversary.

On gold coin obverse, a letter collection box (Japan’s first mailbox) and a work scene of mail being loaded are represented.

On silver coin obverse, a round-shaped mailbox and a work scene of mail being loaded are represented

On both reverse (gold and silver coins) is engraved the entrance to the former Tokyo Central Post Office

 

Type of coin 10,000-yen gold coin 1,000-yen silver coin
Denomination 10,000 yen 1,000 yen
Material Gold Silver
Quality Pure gold Pure silver
Weight 15.6 g 31.1 g
Diameter 26 mm 40 mm
Colors White, gray, black, blue, red, brown, ocher, and yellow
Other features Helical ridges, etc. Helical ridges, etc.
Number of coins to be issued 20,000 50,000

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

Obverse and reverse of 2021 Y10 000 gold coin

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

Obverse and reverse of 2021 Y1 000 siver coin

 

Japan’s modern currency system will celebrate its 150th anniversary in June 2021. To commemorate this, the Ministry of Finance has decided on the designs of the coins for the 150th anniversary.

On the obverse (gold and silver coins) are engraved The character “en.GIF (yen)” with a chrysanthemum and a paulownia.

On the reverse (gold and silver coins), the current regular coins (six types ) are represented.

 

Type of coin 10,000-yen gold coin 5,000-yen gold coin 1,000-yen silver coin
Denomination 10,000 yen 5,000 yen 1,000 yen
Material Gold Gold Silver
Quality Pure gold Pure gold Pure silver
Weight 15.6 g 7.8 g 31.1 g
Diameter 26 mm 20 mm 40 mm
Colors
Other features Helical ridges, etc. Helical ridges, etc. Helical ridges, etc.
Number of coins to be issued 20,000 20,000 50,000

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

Obverse and reverse of 2021 Y10 000 gold coin

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

Obverse and reverse of 2021 Y5 000 gold coin

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

Obverse and reverse of 2021 Y1 000 silver coin

 

As announced on April 9, 2019, the Ministry of Finance has decided on the design specifications of the new 500-yen coin.

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

How the circulating Y500 coin  is struck by Mint of Japan

 

2021 new commemorative coins from JAPAN MINT

 

Micro-lettering engraved to fight coin counterfeiting

 

Sources: JAPAN MINT and NUMISMAG.

 

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