The Japan Mint is issuing the most extensive and beautiful series of coins in its historycommemorating 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.
Kanagawa is featured on the new Prefecture coin.
The obverse design deatures Mt. Koya and Danjo Garan The Koya mountain founded in 816 by the Japanese Monk Kobo Daishi (Kukai), celebrates the 1200th anniversary of its foundation in 2015. In 2014 it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. Common reverse design: Snow crystals, moon and cherry blossoms Latent image technology is applied to the center of the largest snow crystal to make letters of "47" representing the number of prefectures in Japan, and "60" representing the 60th Anniversary of Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law appear alternately when viewed from different angles.
The reverse design features snow crystal, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.
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.