Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New 100 yen coin March 2015, Japanese Ministry of Finance announces

Commemorating the 50th year of service for the Japanese high-speed rail system (the famous Japanese bullet train), the Ministry of Finance announced today that several coins will be minted and circulated starting from March 2015.

I like the design of the coin, especially that of the famously shaped Tokaido train with its "団子っ鼻" (Dango-hana) or lit. "(sweet) dumpling nose" (its more fun to say in Japanese, right?!).

What do you think? Leave your comments below. And thanks for reading!!!