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Bank of Japan Notes and Coins Currently Issued

[front] Portrait: Yukichi Fukuzawa

[back]Statue of Phoenix in Byodoin Temple

10,000 yen

Size : 76×160mm
Date of first issue : Nov. 1, 2004

[front] Portrait: Ichiyo Higuchi

[back]"Kakitsubata-zu"(painting of irises)
Work of Korin Ogata

5,000 yen

Size : 76×156mm
Date of first issue : Nov. 1, 2004

[front] Design: Shurei-mon Gate

[back] A scene from the Tale of Genji
and portrait of its author, Murasaki Shikibu

2,000 yen

Size : 76×154mm
Date of first issue : Jul. 19, 2000

[front] Portrait: Hideyo Noguchi

[back] Mt.Fuji and cherry blossoms

1,000 yen

Size : 76×150mm
Date of first issue : Nov. 1, 2004

[front]Paulownia      [back]

500yen Nickel-brass Coin

Material : Cu72%, Zn20%, Ni8%
Diameter : 26.5mm Weight : 7.0g
Edge : Milled
Year of First Issue : 2000

[front] Cherry Blossoms

[back]

100yen Cupro-nickel Coin

Material : Cu75%, Ni25%
Diameter : 22.6mm Weight : 4.8g
Edge : Milled
Year of First Issue : 1967

[front] Chrysanthemum

[back]

50yen Cupro-nickel Coin

Material: Cu75%, Ni25%
Diameter: 21.0mm Weight: 4.0g
Edge: Milled
Year of First Issue : 1967

[front] "Hoo-do"Temple

[back]

10yen Bronze Coin

Material: Cu95%, Zn4% - 3%, Sn1% - 2%
Diameter: 23.5mm Weight: 4.5g
Edge: Smooth
Year of First Issue: 1959

[front] Ear of Rice, Gear, Water

[back]

5yen Brass Coin

Material: Cu60% - 70%, Zn40% - 30%
Diameter: 22.0mm Weight: 3.75g
Edge: Smooth
Year of First Issue: 1959

[front] Young Tree

[back]

1yen Aluminum Coin

Material: Al100%
Diameter: 20.0mm Weight: 1.0g
Edge: Smooth
Year of First Issue: 1955

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