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Press Release

November 29, 2019

Ministry of Finance

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

1.For the fourth 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 fourth issue, designs for 12 types of coins were decided as follows for one type of 10,000-yen premium-grade gold coin, two types of 1,000-yen premium-grade silver coin, two types of 500-yen bicolor clad coin, and seven types of 100-yen clad coin. They will be issued as outlined in the Attachment.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
EventOlympic Games Tokyo 2020
Type

1,000-yen silver coins

500-yen bicolor clad coins

100-yen clad coins

Design
(Obverse)
2020oly_1000o_boxing.jpg

Boxing

2020oly_500o_thundergod.jpg

Thunder God

2020oly_100o_football.jpg

Football

2020oly_1000o_wrestling.jpg

Wrestling

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2020oly_100o_tennis.jpg

Tennis

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2020oly_100o_volleyball.jpg

Volleyball

2020oly_100o_miraitowa.jpg

Miraitowa

Design
(Reverse)

*For 1,000-yen silver coin and 100-yen clad coin, common reverse

2020oly_1000r.jpg

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

2020oly_500r.jpg

Official emblem and sport pictograms of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

2020oly_100r.jpg

Official emblem of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
EventTokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Type

10,000-yen gold coin

500-yen bicolor clad coins

100-yen clad coins

Design
(Obverse)
2020par_1000o.jpg

“Torchbearer”, “National Stadium” , and “shingitai.gif (spirit, technique and physical strength)”

2020par_500o_Wind-God.jpg

Wind God

2020par_100o_Cycling.jpg

Cycling

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2020par_100o_WheelchairRugby.jpg

Wheelchair Rugby

2020par_100o_someity.jpg

Someity

Design
(Reverse)

*For 100-yen clad coin, common reverse

2020par_10000r.jpg

Official emblem of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

2020par_500r.jpg

Official emblem and sport pictograms of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

2020par_100r.jpg

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, 26.5 mm for the 500-yen bicolor clad coins, and 22.6 mm for the 100-yen clad coins.

(Note 2) Bicolor clad coins refer to the coins with a metal layer sandwiched by the different types of metal plates by using the clad technology, which is fit into a ring made of different metal using the “bicolor technology”.

(Note 3) See References 1 to 12(PDF:9413KB) for the details of the designs.

2.Sales prices of complete sets of 1,000-yen silver coins

The complete sets of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Commemorative 1,000-yen silver coins (first to fourth issues) will be sold separately.

Sales prices of complete sets of 1,000-yen silver coins
EventOlympic Games Tokyo 2020
(Note 1)
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
(Note 2)
Sales price
(including tax)
87,090 yen29,030 yen
Quantity to be sold10,000 sets10,000 sets
Application period
(estimated shipment date)
About three weeks from Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
(Around July 2020)

(Note1) This is a set of nine types of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 1,000-yen commemorative silver coins (first to fourth issues).

(Note 2) This is a set of three types of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 1,000-yen commemorative silver coins (first to fourth issues).

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

  • The 10,000-yen gold coins, 1,000-yen silver coins and 1,000-yen silver coins complete set 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, the 1,000-yen silver coin, or the 1,000-yen silver coin complete set are accepted by the Japan Mint for about three weeks from Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 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 Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
  • Contact for inquiries on application procedures (available from 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020): 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 500-yen bicolor clad coins and 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 June 2020.

3.Sales price of special commemorative coin set

A total of 37 types of coins commemorating the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (first to fourth issues) will be newly issued. They will be sold as special commemorative coin sets.

Sales price of special commemorative coin set
EventOlympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
Sales price (including tax)690,000 yen
Quantity to be sold1,000 sets
Application period
(estimated shipment date)
Around late April 2020
(Around October 2020)

(Note1) The year inscribed on the reverse of the coins will be the second year of Reiwa for all 37 designs.

(Note 2) Proof processing technology is newly used for crafting 500-yen bicolor clad coins and 100-yen clad coins (making the surface glossy with special technology).

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

  • The special commemorative coin set will not be exchanged at financial institutions, and instead will only be available through mail-order to the Japan Mint.
  • Applications to purchase the special commemorative coin set will be accepted by the Japan Mint around late April, 2020. The sales information, including ordering procedures, will be announced by the Japan Mint.

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)

(Attachment)

<Outline of Coin Types>

Outline of Coin Types
Type10,000-yen gold
coin
1,000-yen silver
coins
500-yen bicolor
clad coins
100-yen clad
coins
Denomination10,000 yen1,000 yen500 yen100 yen
MaterialGoldSilverNickel brass,
cupronickel, and copper
Cupronickel and
copper
QualityPure goldPure silverCopper 75%,
Zinc 12.5%,
Nickel 12.5%
Copper 87.5%,
Nickel 12.5%
Weight15.6 g31.1 g7.1 g4.8 g
Diameter26 mm40 mm26.5 mm22.6 mm
Colors-White, black, blue, blue-purple, red, yellow, and green-
Other featuresHelical ridges,
etc.
Helical ridges,
latent image, etc.
Helical ridges, etc.
Number of coins to be issued40,000100,000 each4,000,000 each3,948,000 each
Application period
(estimated shipment date)
About three weeks from Wednesday,
February 19, 2020
(From around July 2020)
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Scheduled time of exchange-Around July 2020
* The starting date of exchange, etc. will be announced by the Ministry of Finance around June 2020.
Sales price
(including tax)
122,223 yen9,676 yen-

(Note1) 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.

(Note2) For the latent images of 1,000-yen commemorative silver coins, see the Attachments (References 1 and 2) for details.

(Note3) In order to allow users to distinguish Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 500-yen bicolor clad coins and 100-yen commemorative clad coins from Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 500-yen bicolor clad coins and 100-yen commemorative clad coins just by touch, the former have narrow intervals between their helical ridges while the latter have wide intervals.

(Note4) The 10,000-yen gold coins and 1,000-yen silver coins can be purchased from the Japan Mint through mail-order sales (the coins will not be exchanged at financial institutions).

(Note5) The 500-yen bicolor clad coins and 100-yen clad coins will be circulated by being exchanged at face value over the counters at financial institutions. The specific exchange outline will be announced by the Ministry of Finance around June 2020.