To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Okinawa's return to the mainland, the government will issue gold coins with a face value of 10,000 yen and silver coins with a face value of 1,000 yen, and a design featuring Shurijo Castle etc. will be announced. it was done.
It has been 50 years since May 15th, when Okinawa returned to the mainland.
To commemorate this, the government will issue two types of commemorative coins, a gold coin with a face value of 10,000 yen and a silver coin with a face value of 1,000 yen, and the design was announced on the 8th.
The 10,000-yen gold coin features the Shurijo Castle and the person who dances the Ryukyu dance performance "Yotsutake" on the surface.
In addition to Shurijo Castle, the 1000-yen silver coin depicts Okinawa woodpecker, a bird of the prefecture, and Deigo, a flower of the prefecture.
The back side is designed with the traditional Okinawan dyeing "Bingata".
10,000 yen gold coins will be issued at a selling price of 153,500 yen, and 20,000 coins will be issued, and 1,000 yen silver coins will be issued at a selling price of 11,700 yen, 50,000 coins.
The Japan Mint will sell it by mail order, and applications will be accepted for about 3 weeks from May 15, which is the 50th anniversary of the return to the mainland.
Regarding this, Minister of Finance Suzuki said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 8th, "The return of Okinawa to the mainland is a long-cherished wish of Okinawans and the people as a whole, and it was realized as a national project. This is a good opportunity to issue commemorative coins. "Keywords: