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QuestionWhat are the dimensions and weight of Japanese banknotes?


Sizes of Japanese banknotes (Bank of Japan notes) currently issued are as follows.

Table: Sizes of Japanese banknotes (Bank of Japan notes)
Denomination (yen) Height (mm) Width (mm)
10,000 76 160
5,000 76 156
2,000 76 154
1,000 76 150

A bundle of 1,000 Bank of Japan notes currently issued is about ten centimeters thick (about 0.1 millimeter thick per note) and weighs about one kilogram (about one gram per note). The sizes, thickness and weight of banknotes do not differ according to denomination but may vary slightly depending on conditions such as humidity.

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For the designs of a new series of Bank of Japan notes, which are scheduled to be introduced on July 3, 2024, see the following information.

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