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Issuance Schedule for the New 500 Yen Coin

April 27, 2021
Bank of Japan

The Ministry of Finance announced today that it had decided to proceed with the necessary preparations to start issuing new 500 yen coins in November 2021.

The Bank of Japan will announce the date of issuance when the necessary preparations have been completed.

The current 500 yen coins will remain valid even after the issuance of the new 500 yen coins.

For the time being, some of the current 500 yen coins collected will be recirculated, according to the demand for 500 yen coins in the market, to ensure smooth distribution.