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YAMANASHI 47 Prefectures (31) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2013


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

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Yamanashi has a sizable industrial base in and around Kofu city, with the jewelry and robotics industries being particularly prominent. The surrounding area is host to a number of farms and vineyards. Yamanashi is one of the major fruit producing regions in Japan, being the top domestic producer of grapes, peaches, plums, as well as wine. In addition, roughly 40% of the mineral water bottled in Japan comes from Yamanashi, mainly from around the Southern Alps, Mt. Fuji, and Mitsutoge areas.

  • 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: Fujisan, Yamanashi Maglev Test Line and grapes Mt. Fuji: Fujisan, also known as 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. Yamanashi Mag-lev Test Line: The only test line of the magnetically-levitated (Maglev) train in Japan. Constructed at the eastern part of Yamanashi prefecture, and the test run started in 1997. Grapes: Koshu Grape is said to be a Japanese indigenous grape with 1,300 years history, and has been cultivated in Katsunuma area in Yamanashi. It is now widely cultivated in Yamanashi prefecture as eating or wine grapes. The harvest season is from the middle of September to late October. Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.