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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Japan, North and South Korea => Topic started by: Bimat on October 01, 2014, 04:55:25 PM

Title: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on October 01, 2014, 04:55:25 PM
Shinkansen celebrated on special coins for 50th anniversary

October 01, 2014

Commemorative 100-yen coins will be issued in March to mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Tokaido Shinkansen Line bullet train service.

The Finance Ministry said five types of coins will be issued, one for each of the Tokaido, Sanyo, Tohoku, Joetsu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines.

The Hokuriku line will start operations next March. The other four are already in operation.

The silver-colored coins will be made from cupronickel and copper.

The reverse image will be of the first-generation “0 Series” Shinkansen train, widely known as “snub nose” for the shape of its cone.

The coins will be available through financial institutions for 100 yen (90 U.S. cents) each. The number of coins to be issued will be decided in December.

The ministry will also issue commemorative coins for the Akita, Yamagata, Kyushu and Hokkaido Shinkansen lines around March 2016.

Source (http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201410010019)
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Verify-12 on October 02, 2014, 02:11:00 AM
Hopefully, it will not be an enormous mintage.  It'd be nice if they kept it below 50K pieces minted (each).

Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on October 02, 2014, 08:10:01 AM
From The Wall Street Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/10/02/new-commemorative-coins-celebrate-shinkansens-50th-anniversary/):

They will be accepted for use as regular money, but they can’t be used in vending machines, an official at the ministry said.

So there's a possibility that these coins will not be much popular among Japanese people. ;)

Also attaching a better image, taken from The Wall Street Journal.

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on October 02, 2014, 04:29:21 PM
Here's the complete set of 6 coins, image source: World Coin News.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=23435.0;attach=48442;image)

I really don't mind getting this set, I'm quite fond of coins depicting trains! :)

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Figleaf on October 02, 2014, 09:01:17 PM
It's a plot! These are not trains, but cartoons, comparing present French politicians with faded heroes. Clockwise, from the common side at upper left:
Peter ;D
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Verify-12 on October 05, 2014, 03:43:02 AM
It's a plot! These are not trains, but cartoons, comparing present French politicians with faded heroes. Clockwise, from the common side at upper left:
  • Georges Pompidou, former president, thinking about British membership of the EEC.
  • François Hollande, hearing about his latest approval rating.
  • Charles de Gaulle, First Nose of France.
  • Charles de Gaulle, thinking of Alexander the Great.
  • Manuel Valls, prime minister, thinking of the members of his cabinet.
  • Michel Sapin, minister of finance, thinking of a new tax.
Peter ;D

Peter, aren't you forgetting Francois Mitterand?  Certainly one of these trains bears a passing resemblance to him... Philip Short's recent biography on him is a good read.
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Figleaf on October 05, 2014, 10:55:31 AM
If you want to remain in good health, don't compare Hollande to Mitterand. Hollande's approval rating has sunk below 20%. Mitterand is seen as cranky and vengeful, which is sort of OK, but Hollande is seen as a klutz Gerald Ford could learn a lot from.

Peter
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on March 16, 2015, 06:32:49 AM
As per the announcement on the Japan Mint website last weekend, it is proposed that all major banks will undertake the distribution of the five 100 yen Shinkansen series coins (Tokaido, Sanyo, Tohoku, Jyoetsu and Hokuriku) from the 22-Apr-2015 ! It is however limited to two pieces per person, per series.

http://www.mof.go.jp/currency/coin/commemorative_coin/sinkansen/20150313.html

mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on March 16, 2015, 06:36:25 AM
I merged your topic with existing topic covering the same coins. I hope you don't mind. ;)

I'm very much interested in getting these. Shall try with my sources. 8)

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on March 16, 2015, 06:38:11 AM
Good to Go Aditya !
I too look forward to these coins !

mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on March 27, 2015, 06:35:34 AM
Does anybody know what is (was) the issue price of ¥1000 silver proof coin, with the same theme? Can't find any information on Japanese Mint's website...

(http://www.mint.go.jp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/eng_sinkansen-silver-coin-obverse_800_800.jpg)(http://www.mint.go.jp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/eng_sinkansen-silver-coin-reverse_800_800.jpg)

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on March 27, 2015, 07:26:02 AM
The issue price was about JY8300 for this coin. There were only 50000 issued, 5000 were reserved for dealers outside Japan.
Most of it is sold out, the current asking price for this set is about JY40,000 in Japan.

http://www.mint.go.jp/coin/shinkansen_1000.html

mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on March 27, 2015, 07:36:07 AM
Thank you very much, Mahe!

Quote
Most of it is sold out, the current asking price for this set is about JY40,000 in Japan.

¥40,000?!?! :o Are you kidding me!!!! This is unbelievable!

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on March 27, 2015, 07:39:56 AM
There were over 500,000 people wanting to buy this set, its an interesting process how the mint decided to allocate sets !

mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on April 22, 2015, 08:11:52 AM
Notice of announcement at banks of the availability of the new shinkansen series coins and the exchange limited to ONLY two per person on the first day-
(http://googledrive.com/host/0ByMtgvMMqoURaTZDdmZYZmVsSTg)
mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on April 22, 2015, 08:16:19 AM
ONLY 100 sets available at all the bank branches in my area, some had even less like 70 sets-
(http://googledrive.com/host/0ByMtgvMMqoURSXpfOUd2bXBTSVE)
mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on April 22, 2015, 08:17:45 AM
Here is my set-
(http://googledrive.com/host/0ByMtgvMMqoUReUpxYzZfSFlXV3M)
mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on April 22, 2015, 08:22:14 AM
There seems to be serious interest for these coins, banks open at 09:00 but, one of the branches had people waiting from 07:45 and the coins ran out in 20 minutes, this is what it said at 09:20-
(http://googledrive.com/host/0ByMtgvMMqoURa2tEWnNZTi1hUWs)

Another one at the Bank near my work place-
(http://googledrive.com/host/0ByMtgvMMqoURSUJNN0FZdWVOUW8)
mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on April 22, 2015, 08:23:47 AM
Excellent coins...but how can ordinary collectors (like me) from outside Japan get these? :-\

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on April 22, 2015, 08:25:38 AM
what is surprising is its already available on ebay... i wonder how fast things work ..
give me a couple of days i will try and work out something for you.
mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on April 22, 2015, 08:38:10 AM
Thank you, much appreciated! :)

I wonder if these coins are (were) also issued on rolls too? I guess not...

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on April 22, 2015, 08:43:35 AM
I wonder if these coins are (were) also issued on rolls too? I guess not...

yes, these coins are issued in a roll of 50 from the mint, but they are separated by the bank and issued in plastic covers with the bank name on it, let me share some pictures later in the evening.

mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on May 16, 2015, 04:01:05 PM
I managed to get a set of these coins...That was quite surprising acquisition by mistake. I was under impression that these are ¥500 coins and not ¥100, placed somewhat higher bid based on misconception and won it. :D

Anyway, very happy to add them to my collection, tiny coins look so pretty! :)

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on May 18, 2015, 10:18:39 AM
dear aditya,
i am sorry i never got back to you on this, i do have a couple of extra sets, but i was just waiting for someone to hand carry it and get it sent from India, as it is not ok to send out local coins from Japan by post. any ways glad you were able to add these nice coins to your collection. The next set of four coins, Hokkaido, Akita, Sanyo and Kyusyu would be released next year.

mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on May 29, 2015, 08:46:22 AM
No problem, Mahe. The coins indeed arrived from Japan but since they were so little and light in weight, it didn't cause any problems. As for paying high price, it's OK IMO. On eBay, you win some battles, you lose some...I have seen some strange examples where a seller had listed a particular coin for say $60 (buy it now), he listed the same coin in auction format with starting bid of $1 and some enthusiastic collector ended up in winning it for $65. ;D

aditya
Title: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: Bimat on April 08, 2016, 04:56:13 PM
Next four coins in the series. You can have them either loose or packed in a blister.

Aditya
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: bububoy on April 08, 2016, 05:28:45 PM
These coins are set for release on the 20-Apr, another 10 days!

mahe
Title: Re: Japan: New 2014 Coins to Commemorate Shinkansen Bullet Train
Post by: quaziright on April 08, 2016, 07:22:07 PM
I have to look several times to be convinced these are actually different coins. Very sad excuse for a series continuation