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10000 Japanese yen note

10000 Japanese yen note

+ Japanese yen- General information

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Size: 160 x 76 mm 
(information for all valid Bank of Japan notes click here)

Obverse                                           Reverse
10000 Japanese yen note front 10000 Japanese yen note back

The 10000 yen note is a banknote of the Japanese Yen currency. The front design on the note features a portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa, a Meiji era philosopher and the founder of Keio University. The design of the back shows a drawing of the Hoo (Fenghuang) in the Hall of the Phoenix, Byodo-in.

Security Features:

10000 Japanese yen note specimen front

10000 Japanese yen note specimen back

Security features of the current 10000 yen note:

[1] Watermark

10000 Japanese yen Watermark

Ultrafine line printing

10000 Japanese yen Ultrafine line printing

+ Intaglio printing 
+ Microprinting
+ Luminescent ink

Security features of the new 10000 yen note:

(1) Hologram
When the banknote is tilted, the color and pattern of the design change.

10000 Japanese yen Hologram

(2) Watermark-bar-pattern

10000 Japanese yen Watermark-bar-pattern

When the banknote is held up to the light, three vertical watermark bars (two bars for the 5000 yen note, one for the 1000 yen note) become visible. This feature is more difficult to reproduce with personal computers or color copiers than the traditional watermark.

(3) Latent image

10000 Japanese yen Latent image 10000 Japanese yen Latent image

When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "10000"appears on the bottom left of the front side, and the word "NIPPON" ("Japan" in Japanese) on the top right of the back side.

(4) Pearl ink

10000 Japanese yen Pearl ink

When viewed from different angles, a semi-transparent pattern printed with pink pearl ink appears in the blank areas of the left and right margins of the front of the note.

(5) Microprinting

10000 Japanese yen Microprinting

Like notes issued since December 1, 1993 (with serial numbers in brown), the new 10000 yen note has the words "NIPPON GINKO" ("Bank of Japan" in Japanese) printed in micro letters. Some of the micro letters are made even smaller on the new note than those on the current note. Also, micro letters of different sizes are included in the background design.

(6) Luminescent ink

10000 Japanese yen Luminescent ink

As in notes issued since December 1, 1993 (with serial numbers in brown), the Governor's seal on the front side glows orange under ultraviolet light. Likewise, some parts of the background pattern fluoresce yellowish-green.

(7) Intaglio printing

10000 Japanese yen Intaglio printing

Raised printing is used for some features of the new note. The ink on the 10000 yen note is raised higher than the ink on the current note.

(8) Tactile marks (intaglio printing)

10000 Japanese yen Tactile marks

To assist the visually impaired in detecting the note by touch, a recognition symbol with a rougher texture, printed intaglio, is adopted instead of the watermark symbols used for the current note.

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