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October 10, 2002
Bank of Japan
Besides the old gold and silver coins held by the Bank's Currency Museum for study and exhibition purposes, Bank of Japan also holds a lot of similar old coins of high historical and cultural value as precious metals. Hence, on the occasion of the Bank's 120th anniversary, the Bank has decided to review the status of these coins as precious metals, and conserve them as assets of cultural value in the Currency Museum. Following examination and classification, the Bank plans to exhibit these items in the museum.
During fiscal 2003, the museum will show some items of extremely high historical and cultural value.
Following is a list of the old gold and silver coins to be conserved in the Currency Museum and research and exhibition plans.
The Currency Museum will start examining these old gold and silver coins starting from the rarest, and, upon classification, exhibit them in a special exhibition.
During fiscal 2003, the museum will hold a special exhibition of Fundokin and other items of extremely high historical and cultural value.
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