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OKINAWA 47 Prefectures (20) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2012


Okinawa, 2012 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Akita Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tohoku Region of northern Honshu, the main island of Japan.

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State Hall in Shuri Castle is known as the largest wooden building in Okinawa and restored to its original state in 1992. Kumiodori, literally meaning combination dance, is traditional Okinawan musical theatre which composes of words, music, movements and dances. Okinawa was an independent country called Ryukyu Kingdom in the old days and developed its unique culture. Site of Shuri Castle, built in the end of 14th century, was registered in the UNESCO world heritage in December 2000 and Kumiodori, premiered in 1719, also was registered in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in November 2010.

  • CountryJapan
  • Year2012
  • 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: Shuri Castle and Kumiodori (traditional Okinawan musical theatre). Common reverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow Crystals, Moon and Cherry Blossoms.