Everyone wants to see Mount Fuji, but not everyone is brave enough to climb it. The view from the top is best at dawn, when the mountain is not covered with clouds.
Mount Fuji is a popular subject for Japanese art. Has it ever been used in coin art?
In 1999, Mount Fuji (also known as "Fuji-san") appeared on this coin
with chrysanthemum flowers. The coin commemorates the 10th year of the
Emperor's reign. Mt. Fuji is one of Japan's national treasures and landmarks.
Can you think of an American mountain that is
also a landmark and has appeared on a coin?
South Dakota's Mount Rushmore was shown on commemorative coins in 1991.
The coins were struck 50 years after the mountain was carved into
an American national treasure.
Teddy Roosevelt, one of the presidents carved on the mountain,
was given the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to keep Japan and Russia from
going to war through peaceful talks.
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