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Mount Fuji
Гора Фудзияма
Presented by
Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value
10 euro
22,2 g
37 mm
Silver 900°
3 000 pcs
Production quality
Monnaie de Paris’ Engraving Workshop
Monnaie de Paris
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse represents a view of Mount Fuji with its snow-covered summit. This capture of the sacred Japanese mountain is made from Chureito Pagoda. Located in Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture, Chureito Pagoda is a monument that belongs to the Arakurayama Sengen Sanctuary. Its height allows it to overlook the city and have a stunning view of Mount Fuji. In spring, the cherry blossoms give the most famous pictures of Japan that are mentioned in this drawing. The Tori door of a temple added in the middle of the coin indicates the sacred passage that leads to Mount Fuji. This last one is reflected in the lake that borders it. The inscription Mont Fuji in French and Japanese is visible on the left of the room. The yeardate 2020 and the RF are at the bottom of the face. 

The reverse is common to all the coins in the UNESCO series for this year 2020 It represents the globe with parallels and meridians on the left and the inscriptions of major sites classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the right. These inscriptions are as if engraved in the stone, which echoes the Rosetta Stone. The left side of the globe is surrounded by the UNESCO logo and the "World Heritage" marking. The face value is inscribed on the left side of the globe, matching perfectly with parallels and meridians.
A brief annotation
Located in central Japan about 100 kilometers from Tokyo, Mount Fuji is a mountain with almost perfect symmetry. It is shaped like a volcanic cone and last erupted in 1707-1708. 

Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan with an altitude of 3,776 metres. Its summit is covered with snow for most of the year. Mount Fuji has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 22 June 2013.
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