'Shinkansen lines: Tokaido, Sanyo, Tohoku, Joetsu & Hokuriku'
Commemorative 100 yen coins will be issued in march to mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line bullet train service. Five types will be issued, one for each of the Tokaido, Sanyo, Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines. The Hokuriku line will start operations next March. The other four are already in operation.
The coins will be silver coloured, made from cupronickel and copper. The reverse image will be of the first-generation Shinkansen train, widely known as 'snub nose' for the shape of its cone.
The coins will be available through financial institutions at face value. The number of coins to be minted will be decided in December.
Around March 2016 they will also issue commemorative coins for the Akita, Yamagata, Kyushu and Hokkaido Shinkansen lines.
(news by Pabitra Saha)
LINK: Japan Mint