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TOYAMA 47 Prefectures (14) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2011


Toyama, 2011 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Located in the center of the mainland Japan and faces the Sea of Japan to the north. Toyama is often hit by heavy snowfall in winter.

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Many tourists gather to this majestic Tateyama Mountain Range, especially in summer, to enjoy magnificent panoramic views and blossoming alpine plants. Amaharashi Kaigan Coast enjoys its popularity as a scenic spot from where we can view 3000 meter mountains rising from the sea, a rarity in the world.

Toyama, located in the heart of Japan, is a doorway to the Japan Sea region.
Toyama Prefecture is located approximately in the center of Honshu, Japan and is bordered by Niigata and Nagano Prefectures to the east, Gifu Prefecture to the south, and Ishikawa Prefecture to the west. Toyama is a topographically impressive prefecture. Mountains wall in the prefecture on three sides and the deep bay rests nestled in the crook formed by the rolling plains. It is a compact prefecture, reaching out in a radius from its capital, Toyama City, only 50 km in each direction.Additionally, with its central position in Japan Sea region and a history laden with contact with the Asian continent, Korean Peninsula, and other rim countries, Toyama is at the center of activities in the Japan Sea region.

  • CountryJapan
  • Year2011
  • 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. Obverse design: The View of the Tateyama Mountain Range Floating on the Sea. Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.