Friday, January 26, 2007

Japan 500 yen 2007 - Antarctica

New circulating commemorative:

"50th anniversary of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition"

Obverse: Soya, the first Antarctic research vessel, and Sakhalin dogs, Taro and Jiro.
Reverse: Antarctic continent and aurora. Four stars represent Japan's Antarctic stations.

LINK: Japan Mint
LINK: Japan Ministry of Finance

Composition: 72%Copper 20%Zinc 8%Nickel
Weight: 7.00 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Mintage: 6,600,000

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