The Banco Central Reserve del Peru has released its latest silver Proof collector coins, which mark the country’s 150th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the Republic of Peru and the Empire of Japan.
The Proof-quality coins are produced at the Casa Nacional de Moneda, one of the oldest continuously operating mints in the Americas since 1565, at their facilities in Lima, on behalf of the Banco Central de Reserva Del Peru. The coin’s obverse depicts an image composed of emblematic mountains of both countries, Machu Picchu and Mount Fuji. Above and below the stylised depiction are linear elements that evoke the rising sun above the primary design and the Peruvian flag below. The commemorative inscription RELACIONES DIPLOMÁTICAS is placed along the upper rim and separated by the Sun element of the Japanese flag. Just above the linear mountain representation is the numeral 150 along with the two Japanese characters 周 年 denoting “anniversary year.” Superimposed over the illustration of Mount Fuji are the commemorative years 1873 – 2023. Placed over Peru’s flag is the additional inscription PERÚ – JAPÓN. The reverse side features Peru’s national coat of arms, which is centred. The text BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERU is placed above the crest along the upper rim. The denomination of UN SOL is seen just under the crest along with the year of issue 2023 and the coins’ specifications 33.625 g and PLATA 0,925. The Peruvian Mint’s distinctive mintmark comprising the monogrammed letters “LIMA” is placed just under the crest.
|33.6 g||37 mm||Proof||
Each Proof-quality coin is encapsulated and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and is available with or without a presentation case. For additional information, please visit the Banco Central’s website.