The Japan Mint has issued the most extensive and beautiful series of coins in its history commemorating 47 Prefectures. The large Prefecture 40 mm. coins are minted in gem proof quality from 99.9% pure silver, limited to 100,000 of each, and picture local scenery in full color.
Tokyo is featured on the newest - and last - Prefecture coin to be released. The Tokyo coin features Tokyo Tower, a prominent landmark in central Tokyo that stands 333 meters high and was originally build in 1958. Also featured on the coin is Rainbow Bridge, a double deck suspension bridge that is lit up at night with many different colors. Flying overhead are the Yurikamome, a black-headed seagull that is Tokyos official bird. Official American distributor Panda America offers these in original government packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity. If you are missing any of the previous Prefecture coins, please contact us!
Earlier issues in the Prefecture Series, that was launched in 2008, are still available from Panda America.