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.
Ishikawa is featured on the newest Prefecture coin. The design features the Kotoji Stone Lantern in Kenrokuen Garden, and also shows the famous ropes that light up to create a fantastic brightness in the dark, while also protecting the trees from snow in Kenrokuen Garden. 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.