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EHIME 47 Prefectures (33) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2014


Ehime, 2014 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Ehime is a prefecture in northwestern Shikoku, the capital is Matsuyama.

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Until the Meiji Restoration, Ehime Prefecture was known as Iyo Province. Since before the Heian period, the area was dominated by fishermen and sailors who played an important role in defending Japan against pirates and Mongolian invasions.
After the Battle of Sekigahara, the Tokugawa shogun gave the area to his allies, including Kato Yoshiaki who built Matsuyama Castle, forming the basis for the modern city of Matsuyama.
The name Ehime comes from the Kojiki and means "beautiful maiden."
In 2012, a research group from the University of Tokyo and Ehime University said they had discovered rare earth deposits in the City of Matsuyama in Ehime-ken.

  • CountryJapan
  • Year2014
  • 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: Dogo Hot Spring main building and mikan oranges Dogo Hot Spring main building: Dogo Hot Spring, also known as Dogo Onsen, is said to have more than three thousand years of history, and is known nationwide as the oldest hot spring in Japan. The Dogo Hot Spring main building, a symbol of the hot spring area, is a public bath built in 1894, and was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in 1994, on occasion of the 100th anniversary of its construction. It is also known that this building appeared in "Botchan," a novel written by one of the greatest novelists in Japan, NATSUME Soseki. Mikan oranges: Ehime Prefecture is known as one of the major production areas of mikan oranges or formally Citrus unshiu, in Japan. Ehime's production volume of the whole citrus fruits, including mikan oranges, amounts to about 220 thousand tons per year, which is the largest of all the prefectures in Japan. In addition, a blossom of the mikan orange is designated as a blossom of the prefecture. Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.