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10000 Japanese yen note

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Size: 160 x 76mm
Date of first issue: 1 November 2004

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The 10000 Japanese yen note is a denomination of Japanese currency. The ¥10000 note is currently the largest denomination of yen and has been used since 1958. The Ten thousand yen is the biggest size banknote from the current E series. A portrait of Hideyo Noguchi(also known as Seisaku Noguchi), a notable Japanese author, writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur, journalist, and leader who founded Keio University, Jiji-Shinpo(a newspaper) and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases is featured on the obverse of the note. The reverse depicts a Hoo Phoenix in the Hall of the Phoenix in Byodo-in.

Security features

Security features can help you to tell if your 10000 Japanese yen note is fake or real.

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1. Portrait watermark

10000 Japanese yen note Watermark

Hold the note to light and look for the watermark, similar to the large portrait. The watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the banknote.

2. Ultrafine-line printing

10000 Japanese yen Ultrafine-line printing

The printed lines and colors on the note are sharp, clear and free from smudges or blurred edges.

3. Hologram

10000 Japanese yen Hologram

When the banknote is tilted, the color and pattern of the design change.

4. 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 5,000 yen note, one for the 1,000 yen note) become visible. This feature is more difficult to reproduce with personal computers or color copiers than the traditional watermark.

5. Latent image

10000 Japanese yen Latent image

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

6. 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.

7. Microprinting

10000 Japanese yen Microprinting

The 10000 yen note has the words "NIPPON GINKO" ("Bank of Japan" in Japanese) printed in micro letters. Micro letters of different sizes are also included in the background design.

8. 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.

9. Intaglio printing

10000 Japanese yen Intaglio printing

Raised printing is used for selected parts of the design, where ink is raised even higher than the ink on older series of notes. Bank of Japan notes feel rough to the touch.

10. Tactile marks

10000 Japanese yen Tactile marks

To help the visually impaired people in detecting the note by touch, a recognition symbol with a rougher texture, printed intaglio, is adopted.