Designs of 2020 Games commemorative coins unveiled

Designs of 2020 Games commemorative coins unveiled

Japan's government has unveiled designs for 5 commemorative coins for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The coins are the first of about 30 to be issued in 4 installments in the run-up to the Games.

The 10,000-yen gold coin features an image depicting traditional horseback archery. It is accompanied by Chinese characters that mean strength of mind, technique and body.

The two 1,000-yen silver coins depict swimmers and judoists, respectively. The other two, for 100 yen, show fencing and the Paralympic sport of Boccia.

The gold coin will sell for more than 1,120 dollars. The silver coins will cost about 89 dollars each.

The Japan Mint will start accepting applications to buy the gold and silver coins in July. The 100 yen coins will be available at financial institutions from around November.