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Press Release

December 7, 2018

Ministry of Finance

Designs of The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Commemorative Coin Program (Second Issue)

The Ministry of Finance has decided to issue 37 types of coins commemorating the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in four series before the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Games. For the second issue, ten types of designs were decided as follows for four types of 1,000-yen premium-grade silver coin, and six types of 100-yen clad coin. They will be issued as outlined in the Attachment(PDF:69KB).

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
EventOlympic Games Tokyo 2020
Type

10,000-yen gold coin

1,000-yen silver coin

100-yen clad coin

Design
(Obverse)

(Not issued this time)

design of the 1,000-yen silver coin(obverse)

Athletics

design of the 100-yen clad coin(obverse)

Karate

design of the 1,000-yen silver coin(obverse)

Badminton

design of the 100-yen clad coin(obverse)

Skateboarding

design of the 1,000-yen silver coin(obverse)

Baseball/Softball

design of the 100-yen clad coin(obverse)

Sport Climbing

-

design of the 100-yen clad coin(obverse)

Surfing

-

design of the 100-yen clad coin(obverse)

Weightlifting

Design
(Common
reverse)
design of the 1,000-yen silver coin(reverse)

Official emblem of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,
cherry blossoms, and
ginkgo leaves

design of the 100-yen clad coin(reverse)

Official emblem of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
EventTokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Type

10,000-yen gold coin

1,000-yen silver coin

100-yen clad coin

Design
(Obverse)

(Not issued this time)

design of the 1,000-yen silver coin(obverse)

Swimming

design of the 100-yen clad coin(obverse)

Goalball

Design
(Common
reverse)
design of the 1,000-yen silver coin(reverse)

Official emblem of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games,
cherry blossoms, and
ginkgo leaves

design of the 100-yen clad coin(reverse)

Official emblem of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

 (Note 1) The diameters are 40 mm for the 1,000-yen silver coins, and 22.6 mm for the 100-yen clad coins.

 (Note 2) Clad coins refer to the coins with a metal layer sandwiched by the different types of metal plates by using the clad technology.

 (Note 3) See References 1 to 10(PDF:769KB) for the details of the designs.

 

(Contact for inquiries on purchase/ordering procedures)

○The 1,000-yen silver coins will not be exchanged at financial institutions, and will only be available through mail-order to the Japan Mint.

○Applications to purchase the 1,000-yen silver coin are accepted by the Japan Mint for around three weeks from Thursday, January 31, 2019.The sales information, including ordering procedures, will be announced on the website of the Japan Mint(https://www.mint.go.jp/)after 5:00 pm on Wednesday January 30, 2019.

○Contact for inquiries on application procedures (available from 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2019): Japan Mint Hello Dial system (050-5548-8686; available from 8:00 to 21:00, every day of the year)

○The 100-yen clad coins are circulated by being exchanged at their face value over the counter at financial institutions. The exchange guidelines will be announced around June 2019 by the Ministry of Finance.

Contact

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

TEL: 03-3581-4111 (Representative) Extension: 2556, 5238