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Railways Run Through Commemoratives

The Japan Mint recently released a new silver commemorative coin in honor of the 150th anniversary of the railways in Japan. The obverse of the coin has a colorful design of the Takanawa Railway in a woodblock print style. The reverse design is based off the restored Old Shimbashi Station. The silver coin weighs 31.1g and has a diameter of 40mm. Trains are not often the go-to method of transportation anymore, especially if you live in America where the norm is to own and drive a personal vehicle, but no one can deny the significance they hold in human history and the advancements they brought. These coins have a mintage of only 70,000, but under 7,000 have been set aside for the overseas market. 

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