QuestionWhat are the dimensions and weight of Japanese banknotes?
Sizes of Japanese banknotes (Bank of Japan notes) currently issued are as follows.
|Denomination (yen)||Height (mm)||Width (mm)|
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 thickness and weight of banknotes do not differ according to denomination but may vary slightly depending on conditions such as humidity.
For changes in the designs of a new series of Bank of Japan notes, which are scheduled to be introduced in around the first half of July 2024, see Introduction of a New Series of Bank of Japan Notes and a New 500 Yen Coin [PDF 786KB].
For the issuance schedule for the new series of Bank of Japan notes, see Issuance Schedule for the New Series of Bank of Japan Notes.