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OKAYAMA 47 Prefectures (29) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2013


Okayama, 2013 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Okayama is a prefecture located in the Chugoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Okayama.

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Okayama Prefecture borders Hyogo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.
Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population - more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.

  • CountryJapan
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1000 Yen
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)100.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
Obverse design: Okayama Korakuen Garden and Momotaro Okayama Korakuen Garden: Okayama Korakuen Garden is a Japanese garden with a path around a central pond and the current total site area is 13.3 hectares. It took 14 years for the construction by Tsuda Nagatada ordered by the domain lord of Okayama; Ikeda Tsunamasa. It is known as one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan as well as Kairakuen Garden in Mito (Ibaraki Pref.) and Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa (Ishikawa Pref.). Donated to Okayama Prefecture in 1871 and designated as the special place of scenic beauty by the Japanese government in 1952. This garden will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the start of its opening to the public in 2014. Momotaro: Momotaro or the Peach Boy, a popular hero from a folklore, which was read to everyone in childhood in Japan. In this folklore story, Momotaro born from a peach, wiped out ogres or demons with the followership of a dog, a monkey and a pheasant. It is said that Okayama is the Momotaro's country not only because of the local legend, but also of the peach-producing area as well as the place famous for millet dumplings, which were gifted from Momotaro to the three animals in the story. Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.