2000 Japanese yen note
Size: 154 x 76mm
Date of first issue : 19 July 2000
The 2000 Japanese yen bank note is a denomination of Japanese currency. The ¥2000 note was first issued on 19 July 2000 to commemorate the 26th G8 summit in Okinawa and the 2000 millennium year as well. Shureimon, a famous gate in Naha, Okinawa is depicted on the obverse of the note. The reverse features a scene from The Tale of Genji and the author Murasaki Shikibu on the lower right corner. The 2000 yen notes are very rare in the market.
Security features can help you to tell if your 2000 Japanese yen note is fake or real.
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.
. Luminescent ink
As in notes issued since December 1, 1993, the Governor's seal on the front side glows orange under ultraviolet light.
1. Latent image
When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "2000" appears on the bottom left of the front side, and the word "NIPPON" ("Japan" in Japanese) on the top right of the back side.
2. Color-shifting ink
The number "2000" on the front top right-hand corner changes its color from bluish-green to purple when viewed from different angles.
3. 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.
Like notes issued since December 1, 1993, the 2000 yen note has the words "NIPPON GINKO" ("Bank of Japan" in Japanese) printed in micro letters. The micro letters printed intaglio are smaller on the 2000 yen note than those on existing denominations. Also, with the use of background printing, micro letters of different sizes forming curved lines have been introduced.
5. Intaglio printing
The ink of the Chinese characters showing the denomination and the picture of the Shurei-mon Gate is raised higher from the surface of the paper than that on other banknotes. This gives the banknote's surface a rough feeling, thus making it easy to distinguish from other denominations.
6. Tactile marks
To assist the visually impaired in detecting the 2000 yen note by touch, a recognition symbol with a rougher texture, printed intaglio, is adopted.
7. Luminescent ink
As in notes issued since December 1, 1993, the Governor's seal on the front side glows orange under ultraviolet light. Likewise, the blue parts of the background pattern fluoresce yellowish-green.