TOKYO 47 Prefectures (47) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2016

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Tokyo, 2016 issue of Pure Silver colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and is both the capital and largest city of Japan. The coin will be shipped in an special box, with the Certificate of Authenticity included. Limited mintage to 100.000 pieces worldwide.

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Country Japan
Year 2016
Face Value 1000 Yen
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 100.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, and is both the capital and largest city of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kanto region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo.


Reverse design: Tokyo Tower, Built in 1958, Tokyo Tower stands 333 meters high, and was registered in 2013 as a national tangible cultural property. Rainbow Bridge was opened in 1993 and spanning a length of 918 meters, Rainbow Bridge is a double deck suspension bridge. The upper deck carries the Metropolitan Expressway Route 11 (Daiba Line), while the lower deck accommodate the road that links it to the harbor and the Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Line called “Yurikamome”. Yurikamoe, or the “black-headed seagull,” has been designated as Tokyo’s official prefectural bird. The Common obverse design of 1000 yen silver coin: Snow crystals, moon and cherry blossoms.