Bank of Taiwan to issue Benitemari Cherry Blossom Coin Sets to mark Japan's 2019 cherry blossom season
To mark Japan's 2019 cherry blossom season, the Bank of Taiwan will begin selling Cherry Blossom Coin Sets from 19 June, 2019 via its website, its Department of Business, its branches (not including mini-branches), and the Bank of Taiwan Museum. (The Bank will not repurchase these products from the buyer.)
The Japan Mint, located in Osaka City, is famed for the many different kinds of cherry trees planted on its grounds and along the nearby river path. Many of the trees are very famous and rare varieties. Each year during the cherry blossom season, the Japan Mint opens its grounds to the public and issues coin sets featuring designs based on the type of cherry that's been chosen as the "Blossom of the Year." For 2019, the Blossom of the Year is the benitemari, a Japanese word meaning "crimson temari ball." This variety is called the benitemari because its densely packed crimson petals form a spherical blossom that calls to mind the finely crafted temari balls traditionally made from the remnants of old kimonos
The Japan Mint is issuing two different 2019 Cherry Blossom Coin Sets. One set (see Photo 1) consists of one commemorative tinted silver medal in the center, surrounded by six proof coins with legal tender status. This limited edition coin set will be issued in 15,000 copies at a price of NT$6,300 per set. The other set (see Photo 2) consists of one commemorative silver medal and six brilliant uncirculated coins with legal tender status. This limited edition coin set will be issued in 45,000 copies at a price of NT$1,260 per set.
Contact: Chiu Chin-hsien, Manager, Department of Precious Metals
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