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1000 Japanese yen note

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The portrait of the front side of 1000 Japanese yen note shows Hideyo Noguchi, a bacteriologist who devoted himself to yellow fever research. The reverse depicts Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms.

Series E
Size: 150 x 76 mm 
(information for all valid Bank of Japan notes click here)

Obverse                                           Reverse
1000 Japanese yen note front 1000 Japanese yen note back

Security Features:

1000 Japanese yen note front

1000 Japanese yen note back

Security features of the current 1000 yen note:

[1] Watermark

1000 Japanese yen note Watermark

Ultrafine-line printing

1000 Japanese yen note Ultrafine-line printing

+ Intaglio printing
+ Microprinting
+ Luminescent ink

Security features of the new 1000 yen note:

(1) Latent pearl image

A security feature unique to the new 1000 yen note. When the banknote is tilted, you can see (1) the Japanese characters meaning "1000 yen" printed with pearl ink, and (2) the number "1000" as a latent image.

Latent pearl image

(2) Watermark-bar-pattern

1000 Japanese yen note

When the banknote is held up to the light, a vertical watermark bar (three bars for the 10000 yen note, two for the 5000 yen note) becomes visible. This feature is more difficult to reproduce with personal computers or color copiers than the traditional watermark.

(3) Latent image

1000 Japanese yen note Latent image

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

(4) Pearl ink

1000 Japanese yen note 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

1000 Japanese yen note Microprinting

Like notes issued since December 1, 1993 (with serial numbers in brown or dark green), the new 1,000 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

1000 Japanese yen note Luminescent ink

As in notes issued since December 1, 1993 (with serial numbers in brown or dark green), 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

1000 Japanese yen note Intaglio printing

Raised printing is used for some features of the new 1000 yen note. The ink on the new note is raised higher than the ink on the current note.

(8) Tactile marks (intaglio printing)

1000 Japanese yen note 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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