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1000 Japanese yen note

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Size: 150 x 76mm
Date of first issue: 1 November 2004

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The 1000 Japanese yen note is a denomination of Japanese currency. The ¥1000 note is currently the lowest value of yen and has been used since 1945, excluding a period between 1946 and 1950. The One thousand yen is the smallest size banknote from the current E series. A portrait of Hideyo Noguchi(also known as Seisaku Noguchi), a notable Japanese bacteriologist who in 1911 discovered the agent of syphilis as the cause of progressive paralytic disease is featured on the obverse of the note. The reverse depicts Mount Fuji and cherry blossoms, adapted from a photograph by Koyo Okada.

Security features

Security features can help you to tell if your 1000 Japanese yen note is fake or real.

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1. Portrait watermark

1000 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

1000 Japanese yen Ultrafine-line printing

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

3. Latent pearl image

1000 Japanese yen 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.

4. Watermark-bar-pattern

1000 Japanese yen Watermark-bar-pattern

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.

5. Latent image

1000 Japanese yen 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.

6. Pearl ink

1000 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

The 1,000 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

1000 Japanese yen 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.

9. Intaglio printing

1000 Japanese yen Intaglio printing

Raised printing is used for some features of the 1000 yen note.

10. Tactile marks

1000 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.