Counterfeit money detection:
know how

bulagrian flagus-uk-flag

5000 Japanese yen note

5000 Japanese yen note

+ Japanese yen- General information

Quick links to banknotes:
-1000 Japanese yen
- 2000 Japanese yen
- 5000 Japanese yen
-10000 Japanese yen

Size: 156 x 76 mm 
(information for all valid Bank of Japan notes click here)

Obverse                                           Reverse
5000 japanese yen front 5000 japanese yen back

Security Features:

5000 Japanese yen specimen5000 Japanese yen specimen back

Security features of the current 5000 yen note:

[1] Watermark

5000 Japanese yen Watermark

+ Ultrafine-line printing

5000 Japanese yen Ultrafine line printing

+ Intaglio printing
+ Microprinting
+ Luminescent ink

Security features of the new 5000 yen note:

(1) Hologram
When the banknote is tilted, the color and pattern of the design change.

5000 new Japanese yen

(2) Watermark bar pattern

Watermark bar pattern

When the banknote is held up to the light, two vertical watermark bars (three bars for the 10000 yen note, one for the 1000 yen note) become visible. This feature is more difficult to reproduce with personal computers or color copiers than the traditional watermark.

(3) Latent image

5000 new Japanese yen Latent image

When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "5000"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.

(4) Pearl ink

5000 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.

(5) Microprinting

5000 new Japanese yen Microprinting

Like notes issued since December 1, 1993 (with serial numbers in brown), the new 5000 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

5000 Japanese new 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.

(7) Intaglio printing

5000 new Japanese yen Intaglio printing

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

(8) Tactile marks(intaglio printing)

5000 new Japanese yen 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.

Go to mobile version


Currency index

  Australian dollar | Canadian dollar
  Chinese Yuan/ Renminbi | Swiss franc
  Euro | Pound Sterling | Indian rupee
  Japanese yen | Turkish lira
  United States Dollar

We use cookies to assist you and show advertisements relevant to you. More info here.