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Press Release

June 18, 2019

Ministry of Finance

Designs of The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Commemorative Coin Program (Third 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 third issue, designs for ten types of coins were decided as follows for one type of 10,000-yen premium-grade gold coin, four types of 1,000-yen premium-grade silver coin, and five types of 100-yen clad coin. They will be issued as outlined in the Attachment.

1. Designs for each coin

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
EventOlympic Games Tokyo 2020
Type

10,000-yen gold coin

1,000-yen silver coins

100-yen clad coins

Design
(Obverse)
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“Victory” (statue of Nomi no Sukune), “Glory” (statue of a Greek goddess,) and “shingitai.gif (spirit, technique and physical strength)”

2020oly_1000o_gymnastics.gif

Gymnastics

2020oly_100o_archery.gif

Archery

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2020oly_1000o_judo.gif

Judo

2020oly_100o_canoe.gif

Canoe

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2020oly_1000o_tabletennis.gif

Table Tennis

2020oly_100o_cycling.gif

Cycling

Design
*For 1,000-yen silver coin and 100-yen clad coin, common reverse
(Note 2)
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Official emblem of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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

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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 coins

100-yen clad coins

Design
(Obverse)

(Not issued this time)

2020par_1000o_wheelchairtennis.gif

Wheelchair Tennis

2020par_100o_archery.gif

Archery

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2020par_100o_athletics.gif

Athletics

Design
*For 100-yen clad coin, common reverse
(Note 2)
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Official emblem of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, cherry blossoms, and ginkgo leaves

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Official emblem of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

(Note 1) The diameters are 26 mm for the 10,000-yen gold coin, 40 mm for the 1,000-yen silver coins, and 22.6 mm for the 100-yen clad coins.

(Note 2) If the Japan Mint’s minting schedule is taken into account, the year inscribed on the reverse of the 1,000 silver coins will be the first year of Reiwa for those with an obverse design of “Gymnastics” and “Judo” and the second year of Reiwa for those with that of “Table Tennis” and “Wheelchair Tennis”.

(Note 3) Clad coins refers to the coins with a metal layer sandwiched by the different types of metal plates by using the clad technology.

(Note 4) See References 1 to 10(PDF:5384KB) for the details of the designs.

(Contact for inquiries on purchase/ordering procedures for the third issue)

  • The 10,000-yen gold coins and 1,000-yen silver coins will not be exchanged at financial institutions, and instead will only be available through mail-order to the Japan Mint.
  • Applications to purchase the 10,000-yen gold coin or the 1,000-yen silver coin are accepted by the Japan Mint for about three weeks from Friday, November 1, 2019. The sales information, including ordering procedures, will be announced on the Japan Mint website (https://www.mint.go.jp/Open a New Window) after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019..
  • Contact for inquiries on application procedures (available from 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019): Japan Mint Hello Dial system (050-5548-8686; available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., operating 365 days a year)
  • The 100-yen clad coins will be circulated by being exchanged at their face value over the counter at financial institutions. More details, including the starting day of exchange, will be announced by the Ministry of Finance around December 2019.

All inquiries regarding this release should be addressed to:

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

Phone: 03-3581-4111 (operator), Ext. 2556 and 5238

(Attachment)

<Outline of Coin Types>

Outline of Coin Types
Type10,000-yen gold coin1,000-yen silver coin100-yen clad coin
Denomination10,000 yen1,000 yen100 yen
MaterialGoldSilverCupronickel and copper
QualityPure goldPure silverCopper 87.5%
Nickel 12.5%
Weight15.6 g31.1 g4.8 g
Diameter26 mm40 mm22.6 mm
Colors---Olympic GamesParalympic Games---
White, black, blue, blue-purple, red, yellow, and greenWhite, blue, blue-purple, red, and green
Other featuresHelical ridges, etc.Helical ridges, latent image, etc.Helical ridges, etc.
Number of coins issued40,000100,000 each3,948,000 each
Scheduled time of sales
(estimated shipping date)
About three weeks from November 1, 2019
(From around March 2020)
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Scheduled time of exchange---Around January 2020
* The starting date of exchange, etc. will be announced by the Ministry of Finance around December 2019.
Sales price
(including tax)
122,223 yen9,676 yen---

(Note 1) Since the 10,000-yen gold coins and 1,000-yen silver coins, using precious metals, are crafted with special technologies, the cost required to manufacture them exceeds their face value, making them premium-grade commemorative coins.

(Note 2) The latent images are different for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 1,000-yen commemorative silver coin and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 1,000-yen commemorative silver coin. See the Attachments (References 2 to 4 and 8) for details.

(Note 3) In order to allow users to distinguish Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 100-yen commemorative clad coins from Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 100-yen commemorative clad coins just by touch, the former has a narrow interval between their helical ridges while the latter has a wide interval.

(Note 4) The 10,000-yen gold coins and 1,000-yen silver coins can be purchased from the Japan Mint through mail-order sales. The 100-yen clad coins will be circulated by being exchanged at face value over the counters at financial institutions.

(Note 5) The sales prices for the 10,000-yen gold coins and 1,000-yen silver coins (including tax) are based on the higher consumption tax rate, which will apply from October 1, 2019, because they will be shipped after March 2020.