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2015 5-Coin 50th Ann. Shinkansen 100 Yen Clad Commem Set BU

2015 5-Coin 50th Ann. Shinkansen 100 Yen Clad Commem Set BU

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the grand opening of the first Shinkansen bullet train, the Japan Mint struck these five coins in 2015. These were the first commemorative 100 yen coins in 39 years to be minted by the Japan Mint.

Set Highlights:

  • Set contains five legal tender 100 Yen coins.
  • Packaged in hard plastic Mint case.
  • Obverse: Features five different Shinkansen trains: Tohoku, Joetsu, Tokaido, Hokuriku and the Sanyo.
  • Reverse: Depicts the face of a train gripping the train's tracks.
  • Minted by the Japan Mint.

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