Golden Sea Fish, Iris Plants & Dramatic Coastline!
The Japan Mint is issuing the most extensive and beautiful series of coins in its history—commemorating 47 Prefectures. The large Prefecture 40 mm. coins are being minted in gem proof quality from 99.9% pure silver, limited to 100,000 of each, and picture local scenery, flora and fauna, etc. in full color. Aichi is featured on the 11th Prefecture coin. The design features a golden
dolphin-like sea creature (shachihoko) as depicted on a statue at the
Nagoya Castle. Originally built in 1610-14 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the
five-story building was destroyed during World War II but was
reconstructed in 1959, including replicas of its famous pair of golden
shachihoko statues. Rabbit-ear Iris plants are also shown; these dark
bluish-purple flowers flourish in Kozutuminishiike Pond in Kariya City
of the Aichi Prefecture. These Japanese Prefecture coins are nearly sold out in Japan, as there were more PRE-ORDERS for this coin than the mintage allowed, assuring that this coin will become a true collectors item! GET YOURS TODAY!
Official American distributor Panda America offers these in original government packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity for $109 each plus $7 shipping. Earlier issues in the Prefecture Series, that was launched in 2008, are still available from Panda America.