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NAGANO 47 Prefectures (4) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2009


Nagano, 2009 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Obverse design: the Japan Alps and Kamikochi in early summer, one of the most scenic spot in Japan. Feature vast virgin forests of birch trees and Japanese larch trees.

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Nagano is famous as the site for the 1998 Winter Olympics. This 4th largest prefecture is located in the central region of Japan's mainland and faces 8 prefectures, the largest number among other prefectures. Nagano is surrounded by mountains standing 3000 m above the sea level, and they are called the Japan Alps.

Capital City: Nagano
Population in 2007 (thousands): 2,180
Area in 2007 (square km): 13,562

  • CountryJapan
  • Year2009
  • 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
To mark the 60th Anniversary of Enforcement of the Local Autonomy Law, the Japan Mint launched "Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program" in 2008. In this program, will be issued silver colorized coins of 47 prefectures in Japan for several years (an 8-year series). Obverse is each prefecture's own design.
Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.