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Bank of Japan Notes and Coins Currently Issued

10,000 yen

  • Size : 76×160mm
  • Date of first issue : Nov. 1, 2004
  • image of the front of a 10,000 yen note
    [front] Portrait: Yukichi Fukuzawa
  • image of the back of a 10,000 yen note
    [back]Statue of Phoenix in Byodoin Temple

5,000 yen

  • Size : 76×156mm
  • Date of first issue : Nov. 1, 2004
  • image of the front of a 5,000 yen note
    [front] Portrait: Ichiyo Higuchi
  • image of the back of a 5,000 yen note
    [back]"Kakitsubata-zu"(painting of irises)
    Work of Korin Ogata

2,000 yen

  • Size : 76×154mm
  • Date of first issue : Jul. 19, 2000
  • image of the front of a 2,000 yen note
    [front] Design: Shurei-mon Gate
  • image of the back of a 2,000 yen note
    [back] A scene from the Tale of Genji
    and portrait of its author, Murasaki Shikibu

1,000 yen

  • Size : 76×150mm
  • Date of first issue : Nov. 1, 2004
  • image of the front of a 1,000 yen note
    [front] Portrait: Hideyo Noguchi
  • image of the back of a 1,000 yen note
    [back] Mt.Fuji and cherry blossoms

500yen Nickel-brass Coin

  • Material : Cu72%, Zn20%, Ni8%
  • Diameter : 26.5mm Weight : 7.0g
  • Edge : Milled
  • Date of first issue : 2000
  • image of 500 yen nickel-brass coins
    [front]Paulownia [back]

100yen Cupro-nickel Coin

  • Material : Cu75%, Ni25%
  • Diameter : 22.6mmWeight : 4.8g
  • Edge : Milled
  • Date of first issue : 1967
  • image of the front of a 100 yen cupro-nickel coin
    [front] Cherry Blossoms
  • image of the back of a 100 yen cupro-nickel coin
    [back]

50yen Cupro-nickel Coin

  • Material : Cu75%, Ni25%
  • Diameter : 21.0mm Weight: 4.0g
  • Edge : Milled
  • Date of first issue : 1967
  • image of the front of a 50 yen cupro-nickel coin
    [front] Chrysanthemum
  • image of the back of a 50 yen cupro-nickel coin
    [back]

10yen Bronze Coin

  • Material : Cu95%, Zn4% - 3%, Sn1% - 2%
  • Diameter : 23.5mm Weight: 4.5g
  • Edge : Smooth
  • Date of first issue : 1959
  • image of the front of a 10 yen bronze coin
    [front] "Hoo-do"Temple
  • image of the back of a 10 yen bronze coin
    [back]

5yen Brass Coin

  • Material : Cu60% - 70%, Zn40% - 30%
  • Diameter : 22.0mm Weight: 3.75g
  • Edge : Smooth
  • Date of first issue : 1959
  • image of the front of a 5 yen brass coin
    [front] Ear of Rice, Gear, Water
  • image of the back of a 5 yen brass coin
    [back]

1yen Aluminum Coin

  • Material : Al100%
  • Diameter : 20.0mm Weight: 1.0g
  • Edge : Smooth
  • Date of first issue : 1955
  • image of the front of a 1 yen aluminum coin
    [front] Young Tree
  • image of the back of a 1 yen aluminum coin
    [back]