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The 10,000 yen coin is a denomination of the Japanese yen, and is only used for the issue of commemorative coins struck by the Japan Mint. 10,000 yen coins were first issued in the mid/late 1980s in silver but were later switched to gold. These non consecutive commemorative gold coins have been released ever since to collectors.

Ten-thousand yen
Value10,000 Japanese yen
EdgeReeded
Composition.999 Silver (First issue)
.999 Gold (current issue)
Years of minting1986–present[a]
Catalog number-
Obverse
DesignVaries by year
Reverse
DesignVaries by year

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HistoryEdit

The first 10,000 yen coin was minted in 1986 as a silver commemorative to mark the 60th year of the enthronement of the Shōwa Emperor, Hirohito. Gold has been used to strike these coins in proof only format since 1997 when they were first issued for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. The weight and size of each coin varies by commemorative as both 15.6g (26mm) and 20.0g (28 - 35mm) have been used.[1]

List of commemorativesEdit

 
Hirohito's 60th year of reign (1986)
 
1997 Nagano Olympics (Ski Jumping)
 
2002 FIFA World Cup
Emperor Japanese date Gregorian date Mintage Reason
Shōwa 六十一 (61) 1986 (Silver) 900 10,000,000 Hirohito's 60th year of reign[2]
Shōwa 六十二 (62) 1987 (Silver) 001 Unknown[3] Hirohito's 60th year of reign
Akihito 九 (9) 1997 055 55,000 Nagano Olympics (Ski Jumping)[4]
Akihito 九 (9) 1997 055 55,000 Nagano Olympics (Figure Skating)[5]
Akihito 十 (10) 1998 055 55,000 Nagano Olympics (Speed skiing)[6]
Akihito 十一 (11) 1999 200 200,000 010 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Akihito[7]
Akihito 十四 (14) 2002 100 100,000 2002 FIFA World Cup[8]
Akihito 十六 (16) 2004 070 70,000 EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN[9]
Akihito 二十一 (21) 2009 100 100,000 020 20th anniversary of the enthronement of Akihito[10]
Akihito 二十七 (27) 2015 009 9,737[b] The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project 1st Series[11][12]
Akihito 二十七 (27) 2015 009 9,643[b] The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project 2nd Series[13]
Akihito 二十七 (27) 2015 009 9,188[b] The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project 3rd Series[14]
Akihito 二十七 (27) 2015 009 9,081[b] The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project 4th Series[15]
Akihito 三十 (30) 2018 040 40,000 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics (First Issue)[16]
Akihito 三十一 (31) 2019 001 TBD 2019 Rugby World Cup[17]
Akihito 三十一 (31) 2019 001 TBD 030 30th anniversary of the enthronement of Akihito[18]
Naruhito 元 (1) 2019 001 50,000 030 Enthronement of Naruhito to the Chrysanthemum Throne[19][20]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Non consecutive
  2. ^ a b c d These figures represent the number of coins sold in Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JAPAN 10000 Yen". Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "The 60th year of the Emperor on the throne 10,000 yen Silver Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Japan 10000 Yen Y# 91 Yr.62 (1987)". Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nagano Olympic (Series One) 10,000 yen Gold Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nagano Olympic (Series Two) 10,000 yen Gold Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "Nagano Olympic (Series Three) 10,000 yen Gold Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "The 10th year of the Emperor on the throne, 10,000 yen Gold Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 10,000 yen Gold Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "The EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN 10,000 yen Gold Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "The 20th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor's Enthronement Commemorative 10,000 yen Gold Coin". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on January 6, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "A press release for the issue of commemorative coins for the Great East Japan Reconstruction Project" (PDF). The Japan Mint. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 10, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (1st Series)". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (2nd Series)". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (3rd Series)". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project (4th Series)". The Japan Mint. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "Designs of The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Commemorative Coin Program (First Issue)". The Ministry of Finance of Japan. Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  17. ^ "The 2019 Rugby World Cup 10,000 yen commemorative gold coin" (PDF). The Ministry of Finance of Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  18. ^ "Commemorative Coins for the 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor" (PDF). The Ministry of Finance of Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 9, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  19. ^ 天皇陛下御即位記念一万円金貨幣の図柄 Ministry of Finance, Japan (www.mof.go.jp). Retrieved on 2019-05-10.
  20. ^ [https://www.mof.go.jp/english/currency/coin/commemorative_coins/20190510_reference_1.pdf Design of the 10,000-yen Commemorative Gold Coin for the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor] Ministry of Finance, Japan (www.mof.go.jp). Retrieved on 2019-05-13.

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