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Bank of Japan Notes and Coins Currently Issued

10,000 Yen Note

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

5,000 Yen Note

  • Size: 76×156mm
  • Date of first issue: November 1, 2004
  • image of the front of a 5,000 yen note
    [Front] Portrait: HIGUCHI Ichiyo
  • image of the back of a 5,000 yen note
    [Back] Kakitsubata-zu (painting of irises),
    work of OGATA Korin

2,000 Yen Note

  • Size: 76×154mm
  • Date of first issue: July 19, 2000
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    [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 Note

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

500 Yen Bicolor Clad Coin

  • Material: Copper 75.0%, zinc 12.5%, nickel 12.5%
  • Diameter: 26.5mm
  • Weight: 7.1g
  • Edge: Helical ridges with two different pitches
  • Year of first issue: 2021
  • Image of the front of the 500 yen bicolor clad coin.
 Image of the back of the 500 yen bicolor clad coin.
 Image of the back of the 500 yen bicolor clad coin tilted upward, showing the latent image of the words 500 yen.
 Image of the back of the 500 yen bicolor clad coin tilted downward, showing the latent image of the word Japan
    [Front] Paulownia    [Back] Bamboo, Citrus tachibana

500 Yen Nickel-Brass Coin

  • Material: Copper 72.0%, zinc 20.0%, nickel 8.0%
  • Diameter: 26.5mm
  • Weight: 7.0g
  • Edge: Helical ridges
  • Year of first issue: 2000
  • Image of the front of the 500 yen nickel-brass coin.
 Image of the back of the 500 yen nickel-brass coin.
 Image of the back of the 500 yen nickel-brass coin tilted upward, showing the latent image of the words 500 yen
    [Front] Paulownia   [Back] Bamboo, Citrus tachibana

100 Yen Cupro-Nickel Coin

  • Material: Copper 75.0%, nickel 25.0%
  • Diameter: 22.6mm
  • Weight: 4.8g
  • Edge: Milled
  • Year 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] -

50 Yen Cupro-Nickel Coin

  • Material: Copper 75.0%, nickel 25.0%
  • Diameter: 21.0mm
  • Weight: 4.0g
  • Edge: Milled
  • Year 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] -

10 Yen Bronze Coin

  • Material: Copper 95.0%, zinc 4.0-3.0%, tin 1.0-2.0%
  • Diameter: 23.5mm
  • Weight: 4.5g
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Year of first issue: 1959
  • image of the front of a 10 yen bronze coin
    [Front] Byodoin Phoenix Hall, arabesque
  • image of the back of a 10 yen bronze coin
    [Back] Evergreen tree

5 Yen Brass Coin

  • Material: Copper 60.0-70.0%, zinc 40.0-30.0%
  • Diameter: 22.0mm
  • Weight: 3.75g
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Year 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] Sprouting plant

1 Yen Aluminum Coin

  • Material: Aluminum 100.0%
  • Diameter: 20.0mm
  • Weight: 1.0g
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Year 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] -