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FUKUOKA 47 Prefectures (41) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2015


Fukuoka, 2015 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan.

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Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan. Ranked 10th of the world's most livable cities in the global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle in 2014, Fukuoka was praised for its green spaces in a metropolitan setting.[1] It is the most populous city in Kyushu, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin. The city was designated on April 1, 1972, by government ordinance. Greater Fukuoka, with 2.5 million people (2005 census), is part of the heavily industrialized Fukuoka–Kitakyushu zone as well as Northern Kyushu.

  • CountryJapan
  • Year2015
  • 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: Okinoshima Island, Munakata Taisha Grand Shrine and A Gold Ring
Okinoshima Island:This is a solitary island remotely located in the Sea of Genkai, where national rituals were performed between the late 4th century to the end of the 9th century to pray for the success of diplomacy and safety of navigation. Called the “Shoso-in (Treasure House) of the Sea,” this island is home to 22 ancient ritual sites that are well preserved. Here, about 80,000 artifacts, which had been used as ritual offerings, were unearthed, and all were designated as National Treasures.
Munakata Taisha Grand Shrine: Munakata Taisha Grand Shrine is a combination of three Shinto shrines: Okitsu-miya Shrine on Okinoshima Island, Nakatsu-miya Shrine on Oshima Island and Hetsu-miya Shrine on Tashima. These shrines are devoted to three goddesses who were believed to protect the sea route to the Korean peninsula. The main hall and worship hall of Hetsu-miya Shrine are National Treasures.
A Gold Ring:This is one of the artifacts unearthed on Okinoshima Island. Similar rings were discovered in the royal tombs of Silla in Gyeongju, Korea, which implies that this ring was brought from the Silla Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period of Korea. The ring was designated as a National Treasure in 1962.

Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.