The Bank of Taiwan will begin selling Commemorative Coin for the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor (SINGLE) from 25 March, 2020 via its website, its Department of Business, and its branches (not including mini-branches). The retail price is NT$42,980/piece (The Bank will not repurchase these products from the buyer.)
May 1, 2019, Crown Prince Naruhito succeeded to the throne, becoming the 126th Emperor of Japan. This began the Reiwa era, which carries the meaning of "beautiful harmony".
To celebrate the ascension of Naruhito to the imperial throne, the Japan Mint has issued the collectible Commemorative Coin for the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor. 20,000 sets will be issued; a maximum of 2,000 sets will be available outside Japan, of which the Bank of Taiwan has received 50 sets. The commemorative coin's obverse features a phoenix, which symbolizes the Emperor, with its wings outstretched and its feet brushing past a cloud. The coin weighs 20g, with 99.9% gold content. The center of the reverse side shows the chrysanthemum crest of the Imperial House. At its left is the Japanese cherry birch (Betula grossa), symbol of Emperor Naruhito; at the right is the Japanese rose (Rosa rugosa), which symbolizes Empress Masako. Together, the two branches encircle the Chrysanthemum Flower Seal. The engraved legend includes the words "Japan", "Commemorating the Enthronement", "Reiwa era", and the denomination "10,000 yen".
This commemorative coin is precision cast using foundry techniques. This brings out the luster on the surface and clearly sets off the vividly lifelike thematic art of the device, making it a noble, elegant work of art. Each set also includes a display case and certificate of authenticity, making this commemorate coin ideally suited for collecting or giving as a gift to friends and family.
William Wang, SVP and General Manager,
Department of Precious Metals Tel: (02) 2349-4760
Business line: (02) 2349-3851