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.
Kagawa, located on Shikoku Island, is featured on the newest Prefecture coin. The design features Ritsurin Garden, which was designated by the Japanese Government as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty for the public to enjoy. Ritsurin Garden has over 400 years of history, and was originally founded by a feudal lord as a circuit style 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.