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Press Release

October 14, 2016

Ministry of Finance

Issuance of Commemorative Coin for the 8th Asian Winter Games

The Ministry of Finance has made the decision to issue the coin commemorating the 8th Asian Winter Games Sapporo 2017 to be held in February 2017 as follows.

○ Commemorative Coin for the 8th Asian Winter Games



(Obverse side)
Ski jumper and
figure skater
(Reverse side)
Official emblem and pictograms
of sports in the Games
Denomination 1,000 yen
Material Silver
Quality Pure silver
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 40 mm
Colors - Black, sky blue, blue-purple, and red
Other features Helical Ridges, etc.
Number of coins issued 50,000
Scheduled time of sales
(Estimated shipping date)
About three weeks from November 12, 2016 (scheduled)
(from around late January, 2017)
Sales price 9,000 yen
  • (Note 1) Since this commemorative coin using a precious metal as its base material have been crafted with special technologies, the cost required to manufacture the coin exceeds their face value, which makes it premium-grade commemorative coin.
  • (Note 2) For the design details, please see Reference.
  • (Note 3) This commemorative coin will not be exchanged at financial institutions, and will only be available through mail-order by the Japan Mint. The sales information, including ordering procedures and etc., will be later released by the Japan Mint.


・Inquiry on the issuance of commemorative coins 

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

 TEL: 03-3581-4111 (Representative)

 Extension: 2556, 5238


・Inquiry on the sales of commemorative coins

 Japan Mint

 TEL:050-5548-8686(Hello Dial)