Banknotes in Use but No Longer Issued

Previous 1 yen note

Portrait Daikoku-ten (Mahākāla)
Size 78mm height × 135mm width
Date of first issue Sep. 8, 1885
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

Revised 1 yen note

Portrait Takenouchi-no-Sukune
Size 85mm height × 145mm width
Date of first issue Serial number in Chinese characters: May 1, 1889
Serial number in alphabets and Arabic numerals: Aug. 15, 1916
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

Series-I (”い”) 1 yen note

Portrait Takenouchi-no-Sukune
Size 70mm height × 122mm width
Date of first issue Dec.15, 1943
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

Series-A 1 yen note

Portrait Sontoku Ninomiya
Size 68mm height × 124mm width
Date of first issue Mar. 19, 1946
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

Series-A 5 yen note

Portrait Guilloche pattern
Size 68mm height × 132mm width
Date of first issue Mar. 5, 1946
Issue suspended Apr. 1, 1955

Series-A 10 yen note

Portrait The National Diet Building
Size 76mm height × 140mm width
Date of first issue Feb. 25, 1946
Issue suspended Apr. 1, 1955

Series-A 100 yen note

Portrait Prince Shotoku
Size 93mm height × 162mm width
Date of first issue Feb. 25, 1946
Issue suspended Jun. 5, 1956

Series-B 50 yen note

Portrait Korekiyo Takahashi
Size 68mm height × 144mm width
Date of first issue Dec. 1, 1951
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

Series-B 100 yen note

Portrait Taisuke Itagaki
Size 76mm height × 148mm width
Date of first issue Dec. 1, 1953
Issue suspended Aug. 1, 1974

Series-B 500 yen note

Portrait Tomomi Iwakura
Size 76mm height × 156mm width
Date of first issue Apr. 2, 1951
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1971

Series-B 1,000 yen note

Portrait Prince Shotoku
Size 76mm height × 164mm width
Date of first issue Jan. 7, 1950
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1965

Series-C 500 yen note

Portrait Tomomi Iwakura
Size 72mm height × 159mm width
Date of first issue Nov. 1, 1969
Issue suspended Apr. 1, 1994

Series-C 1,000 yen note

Portrait Hirobumi Ito
Size 76mm height × 164mm width
Date of first issue Black serial number: Nov.1, 1963
Blue serial number: Jul. 1, 1976
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1986

Series-C 5,000 yen note

Portrait Prince Shotoku
Size 80mm height × 169mm width
Date of first issue Oct. 1, 1957
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1986

Series-C 10,000 yen note

Portrait Prince Shotoku
Size 84mm height × 174mm width
Date of first issue Dec. 1, 1958
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1986

Series-D 1,000 yen note

Portrait Soseki Natsume
Size 76mm height × 150mm width
Date of first issue Black serial number: Nov. 1, 1984
Blue serial number: Nov. 1, 1990
Bronze serial number: Dec. 1, 1993
Dark green serial number: Apr. 3, 2000
Issue suspended Apr. 2, 2007

Series-D 5,000 yen note

Portrait Inazo Nitobe
Size 76mm height × 155mm width
Date of first issue Black serial number: Nov.1, 1984
Blue serial number: Dec. 1, 1993
Issue suspended Apr. 2, 2007

Series-D 10,000 yen note

Portrait Yukichi Fukuzawa
Size 76mm height × 155mm width
Date of first issue Black serial number: Nov.1, 1984
Blue serial number: Dec. 1, 1993
Issue suspended Apr. 2, 2007

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