Panda America is an exclusive distributor for the Japan Mint's coin set marking their 47 Prefectures, and we are happy to announce the release of the sixth coin in Japan's 47 coin Prefecture series: Ibaraki! Ibaraki is located in the northern part of the Kanto region close to Tokyo. Ibaraki takes pride in its traditional culture and nature, as well as in being a center of science and technology in Japan. The capital of Ibaraki is Mito. This coin is 99.9% pure silver, has a diameter of 40.0 mm., and a world-wide mintage of 100,000 pieces. It features an attractive 'space' design.
The Obverse design features the H-II Launch Vehicle and Mt. Tsukuba. The H-II Launch Vehicle was the first rocket produced in Japan using only domestic technologies. It is also a symbol of Tsukuba Academic New Town in the Ibaraki prefecture. The rocket was developed at the National Space Development Agency of Japan, the predecessor to the present Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in this town. Mt. Tsukuba is admired for its graceful shape and is often compared with Mt. Fuji. It is designated as one of the one hundred famous mountains in Japan and is also known for its rare insects and plants. These coins are only available for a limited time - get yours TODAY!