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OSAKA 47 Prefectures (43) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2015


Osaka, 2015 issue of pure silver colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area.

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Osaka is located slightly west of the geographic center of the Japanese archipelago, and forms one of the two focal points of the country's dual urban center structure, along with that of Tokyo.
Osaka is part of the Kansai region which covers a broad area including the neighboring cities of Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. As the nation's functional center, the capital region of Tokyo forms a uniform urban metropolis.
In contrast, the Kansai region displays a rich blend of individual characteristics of surrounding areas centered around Osaka, a hive of economic activity and free enterprise: Kobe, an international port city; Kyoto, a city of academic pursuits and traditional culture; Nara, a historical treasure house of temples and shrines.
Osaka Prefecture, the second smallest in the country, has an area of 1,892km2 (1997), accounting for only 0.5% of the nation's total. Surrounded by mountains to the north, east and south, Osaka Prefecture faces Osaka Bay to the west. Expansive alluvial plains extend around the Yodo River estuary running into Osaka Bay.

  • 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

The reverse design features Osaka Castle: Located in central Osaka Prefecture, this symbol of Osaka welcomes 1.55 million visitors yearly (2013 figures). One of Japan’s three most famous castles, the donjon was reconstructed in 1931 and was designated as a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property in 1997.
Bunraku Puppet: Originally known as ningyo joruri and one of Japan’s best-known traditional arts, bunraku puppet theater is an art form that integrates three elements: tayu (narration), shamisen (a three-stringed instrument), and ningyo (puppets). It was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008.
Common obverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow crystals, moon and cherry blossoms.