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2020 Japan 6-Coin Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Set

RSM Price: $230.00
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Item Number: 20JPPFST2
  • Mint: Japan Mint
  • Quality: Proof
  • Issue limit: 18,000 sets (only 300 sets for overseas markets)
  • Alloy: Base Metal
  • Denomination: Yen
  • Number of coins: 6
  • Medal included: Yes, silver
The grounds of the Japan Mint contain many, many cherry trees and. every year, during the cherry blossom sakura season, the grounds are opened to the public for cherry blossom viewing. This event is known as “Cherry Blossom Viewing (Sakura no toorinuke)” because people walk along a dedicated one-way path to view the beautiful cherry blossom. Since its inception in 1883 it has remained one of Osaka’s best loved spring traditions.

Since its inception in 1883 the Japan Mint’s Cherry Blossom Viewing (Sakura no toorinuke) has enjoyed lasting popularity as one of Osaka’s best loved spring traditions. This year too the Japan Mint will release the 2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Proof Coin Set to commemorate this traditional event.

This year, Cherry Blossom Viewing was unfortunately cancelled in order to prevent the spread of the virus. However, the Japan Mint decided to sell annual coin sets featuring it for customers awaiting this series.

The obverse of the silver medal features the design of the Blossom of the Year, Kasugai in full color with pad printing technique. On the reverse side, insects are depicted using laser frosting with a pearskin (satin) finish while flowers and leaves are lively depicted in relief.

The coin set includes:
  • Six Japanese legal tender coins issued in 2020 in proof condition (a 500 yen nickel-brass proof coin, a 100 yen cupronickel proof coin, a 50 yen cupronickel proof coin, a 10 yen bronze proof coin, a 5 yen brass proof coin and a 1 yen aluminum proof coin),
  • A color sterling silver (Ag 92.5%) medal (Diameter: 35mm, Weight: 20g),
  • A Certificate of Authenticity (English/Japanese),
  • A leather display case,
  • A paper slipcase featuring the Blossom of the Year, featuring the Blossom of the Year, “Kasugai.” (Japanese only)
Highly limited and hard to find outside of Japan, this set is limited to 18,000 sets issued - but ONLY 300 sets were earmarked for markets outside of Japan!!

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