1,000 yen silver coin to be launched
Duncan Richardson, News Editor
28 Apr 2014, 11:40 a.m.
Japans Ministry of Finance is to launch a pair of 1,000 yen silver coins to commemorate 50 years since the introduction Japan’s bullet trains. Although the coin has a face value of 1,000 yen the coins will be made out of 31.1 grams of sterling will silver and will be sold for 8,300 yen ($83).
One of the coins will feature an image of a bullet train, blossom, and Mount Fuji on one side and on the other an image of a multi coloured Skinkansen train.
The coins will be made available from the 1st of October.