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Press Release

August 24, 2016

Ministry of Finance

Designs of The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Commemorative Coin Program (The Handover from the Rio 2016 to the Tokyo 2020)

The Ministry of Finance, after considering coins commemorating the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in 2020, has made the decision to release the following information on commemorative coins with a face value of 1,000 yen featuring the theme of the handover of host city from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo.

These commemorative coins features color printing on both faces-making it the first of its type for Japan.

1,000 Yen Coin
Competition Name

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(Reference 1) (109kb,PDF)PDF(PDF:108KB)PDF

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

(Reference 2) (121kb,PDF)PDF(PDF:120KB)PDF

Design
(Obverse side)
2020olympic.jpg 2020paralympic.jpg

Olympic flag,
cherry blossom and ipe amarelo

Paralympic flag,
cherry blossom and ipe amarelo

Design
(Reverse side)
2020olympic_reverse.jpg 2020paralympic_reverse.jpg

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games emblem

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games emblem

Denomination 1,000 yen
Material Silver
Quality Pure silver
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 40 mm
Colors White, black, blue, blue-purple, pink, red, ochre, yellow, yellow-green, and green White, blue, blue-purple, pink, red, ochre, yellow, yellow-green, and green
Other features Helical Ridges, etc.
Number of coins issued 50,000 of each
Scheduled time of sales
(Estimated shipping date)
Around September 2016
(From around December 2016)
Sales price 9,500 yen
  • (Note 1) Since these commemorative coins using a precious metal as its base material have been crafted with special technologies, the cost required to manufacture the coins exceeds their face value, which make it premium-grade commemorative coin.
  • (Note 2) On the design details, please see References 1 and 2.
  • (Note 3) These commemorative coins will not be exchanged at financial institutions, and will only be available through mail-order the Japan Mint. The sales information, including ordering procedures and period of availability, etc., will be later released by the Japan Mint.

Contact

Currency Planning Section, Office of Currency Matters, Treasury Division, Financial Bureau

TEL: 03-3581-4111 (Representative)

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