Friday/ 2011 Proof Coin Set from Japan Mint

Here is the proof coin set I bought at the Japan Mint’s store in Tokyo.    The coins range from 1 yen (aluminum),  a 5 yen brass coin, a 10 yen bronze coin and a 50 yen cupronickel coin, to a 100 yen cupronickel coin and a 500 yen nickel-brass coin.    The ¥500 yen coin is worth big bucks, about US$6.50!   And what the little 1 yen coin has going for it, is that it can float on water- wow.   What a nice demonstration of surface tension in water.   (The picture is from the web.  I have some used 1 yen coins and I will try that when I get home to Seattle !).

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