IBARAKI 47 Prefectures (6) Silver Proof Coin 1000 Yen Japan Mint 2009

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Ibaraki, 2009 issue of silver proof colorized 1000 yen coin by Japan Mint, from Japan 47 prefectures series. Obverse design: H-II (H-two) Launch Vehicle and Mt. Tsukuba.

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Specifications
Country Japan
Year 2009
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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The H-II (H-two) Launch Vehicle was the first rocket produced in Japan using only domestic technologies. It is also a symbol of Tsukuba Academic New Town in Ibaraki prefecture. The rocket was developed at the National Space Development Agency of Japan, the predecessor to the present Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in this town.
Mt. Tsukuba is admired for its graceful shape and is often compared with Mt. Fuji. It is designated as one of the one hundred famous mountains in Japan and is also known for its rare insects and plants.

Capital City: Mito
Population in 2007 (thousands): 2,969
Area in 2007 (square km): 6,096

 
Design
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.

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