Japan, 39 (1964), 1000 Yen, Silver KM Y 80

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aws22

Japan, 39 (1964), 1000 Yen, Silver KM Y 80
Weight 20 gm
Diameter 35 mm
Metal Silver 0.925
Mintage 15,000,000
Japanese - Shōwa era
Commemorative issue, 1964 Summer Olympics, Tokyo.
Obverse: Mt. Fuji within sprigs of cherry blossoms.
Reverse: Value and Olympic circles flanked by cherry blossoms.

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

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The three characters above are 日本国 (Nippon-koku, state of Japan), while those below are 千円 (sen 'en, 1000 yen). This was one of the first commemoratives of the modern Olympic Games, giving a big push to collecting Olympic coins, which in turn led to overly long series, now issued not only in the organising countries, but also in participating countries. Another field that has been turned uncollectible by crass "commercial interests".

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

aws22

Thank you Peter for your useful remarks.

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".