Japanese Aomori Prefecture Coin Features Gala Warrior Floats & Apple Orchard!
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. Aomori is featured on the 12th Prefecture coin. The Aomori prefecture came into existence in 1871, and is especially famous for its apple orchards. More apples are grown in Aomori than in any other Japanese Prefecture. The full color obverse of the Aomori prefecture coin features apples growing above a gala scene of giant illuminated floats featuring famous warriors and kabuki actors that are paraded through the streets—as takes place every August, during the Nebuta and Neputa Festivals—which attracts three million visitors annually.
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.