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All About Japanese Currency (part 2)

All About Japanese Currency (part 2)

All About Japanese Currency (part 2)

If you are visiting Japan for the first time then you may not know anything about the Japanese currency. But as I mentioned in the first part of this blog, the Japanese currency is the third most traded currency in the exchange market so even if you are not visiting Japan you should definitely know about the Japanese currency.

In the previous blog I mentioned the 1 yen, 5 yen, 10 yen, 50 yen and 100 yen. So next I will talk about the 500 yen which is the last of the coins and then will go on to talk about the Japanese notes.

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The largest coin is the 500 yen. It weighs 7 grams and is a nickel brass coin. In 1994 the 500 yen banknote was discontinued because of the circulation of the 500 yen coin. On the one side of the coin is the number 500 and then the year it was produced.

The small bars that you can see in the 00 of the 500 displays 500円 when you look at the coin from an angle. And surrounding the number 500 are tachibana oranges. The other side of the coin has paulownia which is a flower that is used as one of the official seals of the Japanese government.

Then surrounding the paulownia depiction is the Japanese character nihonkoku. And then on the bottom it has 500 yen written in Japanese characters.

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The smallest Japanese bill is the 1,000 yen banknote which is approximately 9 US Dollars. The Japanese banknotes are all different sizes so it’s easier to tell them apart. The 1,000 yen note is about 76 by 150 millimetres. And on one side of the banknote is Dr. Hideyo Noguchi who was a famous Japanese bacteriologist. The other side of the banknote has a picture of cherry blossoms before a lake and then you can also see Mount Fuji in the distance.

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The 2,000 yen banknote was printed in the year 2000 to commemorate the 26th G8 summit that took place in Okinawa. It is about 76 by 154 millimetres meaning it is slightly bigger than the 1,000 yen banknote. One side of the 2,000 yen banknote has a picture of the Shurei-mon Gate from the Naha Shuri Castle in Okinawa. The other side has a portrain of Murasaki Shikibu.

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The 5,000 yen Japanese banknote is the second largest of the banknotes in Japan and is about 76 by 156 millimetres. One side of the banknote has a picture of a short story author named Ichiyo Higuchi who rose to prominence during the Meiji Period. She was famous for her use of classical Japanese. The other side of the banknote has the Kakitsubata Japanese irises illustrated.

All About Japanese Currency (part 2)(source: https://watchjapan.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/japanese-currency/10000yen/)

The 10,000 yen bill is the biggest banknote in Japan and it is the biggest in regards to size and worth. The size is 76 by 160 millimetres. The front of the banknote is a philosopher named Yukichi Fukuzawa from the Meiji Period and founded Keio University which is one of the oldest institute of higher learning. The back of it has an illustration of a phoenix which is related to the Byodo-in temple which is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto.

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