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2000 Japanese yen note

2000 Japanese yen note

+ Japanese yen- General information

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Size: 154 x 76 mm 
(information for all valid Bank of Japan notes click here)

Obverse                                           Reverse
2000 Japanese yen note front 2000 Japanese yen note back

Security Features:

2000 Japanese yen note obverse2000 Japanese yen note reverse

Existing denominations have the following security features:

[1] Watermark

2000 Japanese yen note watermark

[5] Luminescent ink

2000 Japanese yen note luminescent ink

+ Intaglio printing
+ Microprinting
+ Ultrafine-line printing

The 2000 yen note carries the following security features, using new techniques or improvements on techniques used in other denominations:

(1) Latent image

2000 Japanese yen note latent image front 2000 Japanese yen note latent image back

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

2000 Japanese yen note 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

2000 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.

(4) Microprinting

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

2000 Japanese yen note 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 (intaglio printing)

2000 Japanese yen note 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 instead of the watermark symbols used for other notes.

(7) Luminescent ink

2000 Japanese yen note 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.

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