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.
Mie is featured on the newest Prefecture coin. The design features Uji Bridge, a scenic wooden bridge which is built over the Isuzu River. The natural beauty of the Isuzu River has been written about in Japanese poetry for hundreds of years, and is a famous landmark in Ise-Shima National Park. 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.