Japan starts minting first coins of Reiwa Era

National Jul 11, 2019

Japan starts minting first coins of Reiwa Era

Japan Mint began producing ¥500 and ¥100 coins Thursday stamped with the year of issue as "Reiwa one," following the start of the new imperial era on May 1. Five-hundred-yen coins, inscribed with Chinese characters reading "Reiwa gannen" and with milled edges, were discharged from ...

Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

Rugby Mar 5, 2019

Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

The Japan Mint unveiled a pair of commemorative coins Tuesday to mark the country's hosting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup from September. Former Japan international winger Daisuke Ohata was on hand for the launch of the gold ¥10,000 ($89) and silver ¥1,000 coins ...