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Japan Mint commemorates Cambodian friendship and Heisei Era

January 30, 2014 – The Japan Mint has issued a silver coin to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cambodia. The Mint has also newly released a „Heisei” Era coin set which includes a fascinating red-brass medal.

Cambodia / 3,000 Riels / Silver .925 / 20.0 g / 35.0 mm / Mintage: 5,000.Cambodia / 3,000 Riels / Silver .925 / 20.0 g / 35.0 mm / Mintage: 5,000.

Cambodia / 3,000 Riels / Silver .925 / 20.0 g / 35.0 mm / Mintage: 5,000.

Cambodian Commemorative 3,000 Riels Silver Proof Coin
2013 is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cambodia in 1953. On this occasion, the Japan Mint has been commissioned by the National Bank of Cambodia to manufacture a silver coin that is Cambodian legal tender to mark the 60th anniversary of friendship between the two countries. This silver coin is a color coin with a proof finish. Its design includes the Angkor Wat, a symbol of the Khmer Empire, one of the largest religious monuments in the world and a World Heritage Site, on the obverse, and the official logo of the 60th Anniversary of Friendship between Japan and Cambodia on the reverse. A number of cooperation projects to preserve and restore the Angkor Monuments have been conducted by the Japanese government and civil organizations.

25th Anniversary of „Heisei” Era Coin Set
It has been almost 25 years since the era name was changed from „Showa” to „Heisei” on January 8th, 1989. On this occasion, Japan Mint releases the 25th Anniversary of „Heisei” Era Coin Set. This is a unique coin set including not only six Japanese regal tenders issued in this year „Heisei 25 / 2013” but also a special red-brass medal whose designs are taken from those of various commemorative coins issued in the 25 years since the beginning of the Heisei era. In addition, the book-shaped paper case and the plastic display case show pictures of the original coins, which were issued to celebrate the major national events during the period.

Red-brass medal featuring the commemorative coins issued in the Heisei
Era. Japan/ Copper 84-86%, Zinc 16-14%/ 7.5g/ 27mm.

Red-brass medal featuring the commemorative coins issued in the Heisei Era. Japan/ Copper 84-86%, Zinc 16-14%/ 7.5g/ 27mm.

Obverse
Animals adopted as designs of the commemorative coins which were issued in the Heisei Era.
(1) Phoenix and Auspicious Clouds [Commemorative 100,000-yen Gold Coin for the Enthronement of the Emperor]
(2) Family of Owls [Commemorative 10,000-yen Gold Proof Coin for the Expo 2005 Aichi Japan]
(3) Sleeping Cat [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Tochigi 500-yen Bicolor Clad Coin]
(4) Ox [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Nagano 500-yen Bicolor Clad Coin]
(5) Dinosaur [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Fukui 500-yen Bicolor Clad Coin]
(6) Little Grebes [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Shiga 1,000-yen Silver Coin]
(7) Two Sakhalin Dogs „Taro” and „Jiro” [Commemorative 500-yen Nickel-brass Coin of the 50th Anniversary of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition]
(8) Serow Deer [Commemorative 5,000-yen Silver Coin for the Nagano Olympic (Series One) (Reverse)]
(9) Lidth’s Jay [Commemorative 1,000-yen Silver Coin for the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Amami Islands to Japan]
(10) Red-crowned Crane [Japan 47 Prefectures Coin Program Hokkaido 1,000-yen Silver Coin]

Reverse
Plants adopted as designs of the commemorative coins which were or to be issued in the Heisei Era.
(11) Solitary Pine Tree of a Miracle, which survived the tsunami caused by the great earthquake in 2011 [Commemorative Coins for the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Project to be issued in 2015 (Common Reverse)]
(12) Apples [Commemorative 1,000-yen Silver Coin for the 5th Winter Asian Games]
(13) Gentian [Commemorative 10,000-yen Gold Coin for the Nagano Olympic (Series One)]
(14) Golden glow flowers [Commemorative 5,000-yen Silver Coin for the Judicial System Centennial]
(15) Citrus tachibana [Commemorative 10,000-yen Gold Coin for the 10th Year of the Emperor on the Throne]
(16) Red Maple Leaf [Commemorative 500-yen Cupronickel Coin for 12th Asian Games „Running”]

The website of the Japan Mint also has an interactive interface, which provides you with more information on the individual commemorative coins featured on the „Heisei” Era medal.

The Embassy of Japan in Cambodia gives you more information at hand regarding the anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between both countries.

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