Japan Stamps Out Coins in Memory of 2011 Tsunami Victims

  21 February 2015    Read: 1291
Japan Stamps Out Coins in Memory of 2011 Tsunami Victims
Tokyo will issue over 200,000 gold and silver coins in commemoration of almost 16,000 people who perished during the March 2011 disasters.
Japan has started minting gold and silver commemorative coins devoted to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, aiming to raise funds for the restoration of the damaged northeastern region, NHK reports.

Japan is going to strike 45,000 gold coins (10,000 yen, or nearly $80 each) and 180,000 silver coins (1000 yen, or some $8 each) in Osaka.

One of a coin’s sides shows an embossed picture of a 250-year-old pine – the only survived tree that reminds of the washed-away town of Rikuzentakata.

The tragedy that also triggered the Fukushima disaster took the lives of almost 16,000 people.

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