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Japan Mint Selects 2008 International Coin Design Winners

The Japan Mint started 2009 by announcing the winners of its 2008 international coin design competition. The yearly program is one of the most...

Japan Finance Minister Announces Kyoto and Shimane Commemorative Coin Designs

Japan Finance Minister Fukushiro Nukaga announced in a press conference Tuesday the themes and designs for the Kyoto and Shimane Prefectures...

Japan to Issue Hokkaido Commemorative Coin by G-8 Summit

Japan will issue a new colorized Hokkaido commemorative silver coin featuring Japanese red-crowned cranes, a symbol of Hokkaido, flying above Hokkaido's Lake Toya.

Japan Commemorative Hokkaido Coins

Japan's Finance Minister, Fukushiro Nukaga, made the announcement Tuesday in a press conference after a cabinet meeting. Mr. Nukaga said a 1,000-yen Hokkaido commemorative coin would be issued this July in time for the Group of Eight summit, which will be held in Hokkaido.

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Copyright Problem Forces Japan to Recycle 4.8 Million ‘Japan-Brazil Year of Exchange’ Commemorative Coins

Japan's Ministry of Finance plans to issue 500-yen (five dollar) coins commemorating the centenary of the Japanese immigration to Brazil, but a...

Japanese 1880 ¥2 Gold Coin Auctioned for ¥32.1 Million

An 1880 Japanese gold coin with a face value of ¥2 was expected to sell for millions when auctioned by Japan's Finance Ministry. An...

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