The Japanese team, nicknamed the Nadeshiko, was a surprise victor over the stronger American team. You can read about that win HERE, as I attempted to write it as the game was progressing.
There are two sets of medals, each with three coins - a set in gold (I'm assuming gold-coloured or gold-plate), and one in silver (apparently a silver, white copper).
The medal's obverse depict:
- the FIFA World Cup woman's trophy, complete with a small amount of black, red and yellow bunting to represent host country Germany;
- one with a Japanese player running past a US defender with the ball - also with the black, red and yellow bunting, and atop it in black letters the score of the match: 3-1;
- one of the Nadeshiko celebrating while holding aloft the FIFA World Cup trophy, and again with the black, red and yellow bunting.
|Reverse of soccer medal|
Should you wish to get your nerdy numismatic (coin collecting) hands on these cool medals, the gold medals cost ¥31,500, while the silvery ones cost ¥15,750.
You can order then from the Taisei website at www.taiseicoins.com/product/nadeshiko2011/.
Just be warned that the site is in Japanese. You might be able to get by using Google Translate, however.