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SHIZUOKA 47 Prefectures (30) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2013


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

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Shizuoka Prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay. In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps. In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

  • 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: Mt. Fuji and Tea Plantaions Mt. Fuji: Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m. Mt. Fuji has been elevated to the status of a divinity as a religious object through the ages and also has been a resource of various art works in Japan. As a symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in June 2013 because of its great historical and cultural values. Tea Plantations: It is said to have begun in 1241 when a Buddhist monk Enni cultivated tea, which seeds had been brought by him from Song Dynasty in China to Japan, in his birthplace Shizuoka. The growing area of tea in Shizuoka is 185 square km as of 2012 and it tops the list in whole of Japan. Also, the yield of unrefined or crude tea in Shizuoka reached 33,500 tons in 2011 and the share was about 40% of the total in Japan. Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.