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Issuance of Commemorative Coins for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park System

January 30, 2024
Ministry of Finance

Issuance of Commemorative Coins for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park System

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) plans to issue coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the national park system, with designs of 34 national parks, in installments from this year until 2031 (about five parks per year).

For the first issue, MOF has decided to issue 1,000-yen silver coins with the designs of the Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park, the Keramashoto National Park, and the Yambaru National Park, respectively.

Name of national park

Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park

Keramashoto National Park

Yambaru National Park



Kabira Bay and Iriomote Wild Cat


Coral Reef and Green Turtle


Hiji Great Falls and Okinawa Rail


(Reverse; same for all)


National Parks Unified Logo

Face value 1,000 yen
Material Silver
Quality Pure silver
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 40 mm
Colors White, gray, black, sky blue, blue, bluish-purple, pink, red, brown, yellow, and green White, black, blue, bluish-purple, red, brown, and orange White, gray, black, blue, bluish-purple, red, brown, orange, and green
Other features Helical ridges, etc.
Number of coins to be issued

40,000 per type

Application period
(estimated shipment date)

About three weeks from May 14, 2024

(From around late August 2024)

Sales price
(including tax)

13,800 yen per type

Note 1. Since this coin uses precious metal and is crafted with special technologies, the cost of manufacturing them exceeds its face value.

Note 2. See the attached reference(PDF:499KB) for the details of the design.

Note 3. The commemorative coin will only be sold by the Japan Mint, and will not be available to be exchanged at financial institutions, etc.

<100th Anniversary of the National Park System>

National parks are outstanding natural scenic areas in Japan and serve as the foundation for the conservation of biological diversity. They are governed by the Natural Parks Act, and the year 2031 will mark the 100th anniversary of the enactment of its predecessor, the National Parks Act. Accordingly, the Ministry of the Environment has decided to create opportunities to protect and enjoy national parks and for all citizens to support these parks with affection and responsibility in the next 100 years.

<Inquiries about national parks and the 100th anniversary of the National Park System>
National Park Visitor Use Promotion Office, National Park Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment

«Contact information on purchase/ordering procedures»

    • The sales information, including ordering procedures, will be announced on the Japan Mint website( after 5:00 pm on May 13, 2024.

    • Contact for inquiries on application procedures (available from 5:00 pm on May 13, 2024) at:

      Japan Mint Support Dial
      Telephone: 050-3615-6332
      (available from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm; operating 365 days a year)

All inquiries regarding this release should be addressed to:
Currency Planning Section, Office of Currency Matters,
Treasury Division, Financial Bureau
TEL: 03-3581-4111 (operator)