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 in full color.
Shiga is featured on the new Prefecture coin. The design shows Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. Depicted on the coin is a Grebe, a common diving bird, and Ukimido temple, which was constructed to pray for safe lake transportation. Get your Shiga coin today!!
Official American distributor Panda America offers these in original government packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity. Earlier issues in the Prefecture Series, that was launched in 2008, are still available from Panda America.