Japan 500-YEN (Y189)
Japan 500-YEN (Y189)

Japan 500-YEN (Y189) Cat & birds

In 2008, Japan started the "47 Prefectures" coin program, which was completed in 2016. The program includes silver collector coins, plus circulating bi-metallic coins.

The 2012 Tochigi Prefecture coin features a sleeping cat with flying birds. This is a wooden sculpture found at the entrance of the Nikkō Tōshō-gū shrine. The sleeping cat symbolizes peace.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 26.5 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel in Nickel-Brass ring
  • CAT#: Y189

Obverse Legend

TOCHIGI

Reverse Legend

JAPAN 47 PREFECTURES COIN PROGRAM 500 YEN 24

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