Japanese Saga Prefecture Coin Features Okuma Shigenobu & Porcelain Decoration
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. The 13th coin in the series features the Saga Prefecture. Saga prefecture
touches both the Sea of Japan and the Ariake Sea. The Saga prefecture
coin features a full color portrait of Okuma Shigenobu, born in
Hachitar? in Saga in 1838. As Japan’s Minister of Finance (1870-1881),
he unified the nation’s currency and created the national mint; he
remained active in politics through 1908. The western part of the
prefecture is a region famous for producing ceramics and porcelain. The
Japanese potter Kakiemon Sakaida (1596–1666) is popularly credited with
being one of the first in Japan to discover the secret of enamel
decoration on porcelain - & Kakiemon is sometimes used as a generic
term describing these wares. A typical Kakiemon porcelain piece,
featuring a bird and flowers is pictured in full color on the Saga
Prefecture coin. These Japanese Prefecture coins are true collector items in Japan - GET YOURS TODAY!
Official American distributor Panda America offers these in original government packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity for $99 each plus $7 shipping. Earlier issues in the Prefecture Series, that was launched in 2008, are still available from Panda America.