Japanese Coin Set Celebrates 50 Years of Bullet Trains

The Japan Mint’s U.S. distributor, Panda America, is now accepting pre-orders for a 5-coin set issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Japan’s first Shinkansen bullet train, initially conceived to improve the country’s infrastructure as it prepared to host the 1964 Olympic Games. A press release notes that this is the first time in 39 […]

2015 Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Gold and Silver Coins

A while back I had read that that Japan had sold special government bonds to raise funds for reconstruction work following the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. These bonds would carry a lower rate of interest, but holders would be eligible to receive commemorative gold and silver coins to be issued in 2015. Since […]