Banknotes in Use but No Longer Issued

Display of pre-Series E banknotes. These are no longer issued by the Bank of Japan, but the following 18 types are.

Issued in 1984 (Series-D)

Series-D 10,000 yenSeries-D 5,000 yenSeries-D 1,000 yen

Issued in 1957-1969 (Series-C)

Series-C 10,000 yenSeries-C 5,000 yenSeries-C 1,000 yenSeries-C 500 yen

Issued in 1950-1953(Series-B)

Series-B 1,000 yenSeries-B 500 yenSeries-B 100 yenSeries-B 50 yen

Issued in 1946 (Series-A)

Series-A 100 yenSeries-A 10 yenSeries-A 5 yenSeries-A 1 yen

Issued before 1943

Series-I (”い”) 1 yenRevised 1 yenPrevious 1 yen

Series-D 10,000 yen note

Series-D 10,000 yen image
Front side Yukichi Fukuzawa
Reverse side Two Japanese pheasants
Size 76mm height×160mm width
Date of first issue Serial number in black : Nov. 1, 1984
Serial number in brown : Dec. 1, 1993
Issue suspended Apr. 2, 2007

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Series-D 5,000 yen note

Series-D 5,000 yen
Front side Inazo Nitobe
Reverse side Mt. Fuji
Size 76mm height×155mm width
Date of first issue Serial number in black : Nov. 1, 1984
Serial number in brown : Dec. 1, 1993
Issue suspended Apr. 2, 2007

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Series-D 1,000 yen note

Series-D 1,000 yen
Front side Soseki Natsume
Reverse side Two Japanese cranes
Size 76mm height×150mm width
Date of first issue Serial number in black : Nov. 1, 1984
Serial number in blue : Nov 1, 1990
Serial number in brown : Dec. 1, 1993
Serial number in dark green : Apr. 3, 2000
Issue suspended Apr. 2, 2007

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Series-C 10,000 yen note

Series-C 10,000 yen
Front side Prince Shotoku
Reverse side Guilloche
Size 84mm height×174mm width
Date of first issue Dec. 1, 1958
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1986

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Series-C 5,000 yen note

Series-C 5,000 yen
Front side Prince Shotoku
Reverse side Building of Bank of Japan
Size 80mm height×169mm width
Date of first issue Oct. 1, 1957
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1986

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Series-C 1,000 yen note

Series-C 1,000 yen
Front side Hirobumi Ito
Reverse side Building of Bank of Japan
Size 76mm height×164mm width
Date of first issue Serial number in black : Nov. 1, 1963
Serial number in blue : Jul.1,1976
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1986

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Series-C 500 yen note

Series-C 500 yen
Front side Tomomi Iwakura
Reverse side Mt. Fuji
Size 72mm height×159mm width
Date of first issue Nov. 1, 1969
Issue suspended Apr. 1, 1994

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Series-B 1,000 yen note

Series-B 1,000 yen
Front side Prince Shotoku
Reverse side Horyuji Yumedono
Size 76mm height ×164mm width
Date of first issue Jan. 7, 1950
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1965

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Series-B 500 yen note

Series-B 500 yen
Front side Tomomi Iwakura
Reverse side Mt. Fuji
Size 76mm height ×156mm width
Date of first issue Apr. 2, 1951
Issue suspended Jan. 4, 1971

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Series-B 100 yen note

Series-B 100 yen
Front side Taisuke Itagaki
Reverse side National Diet Building
Size 76mm height ×148mm width
Date of first issue Dec. 1, 1953
Issue suspended Aug. 1, 1974

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Series-B 50 yen note

Series-B 50 yen
Front side Korekiyo Takahashi
Reverse side Building of Bank of Japan
Size 68mm height ×144mm width
Date of first issue Dec. 1, 1951
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

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Series-A 100 yen note

Series-A 100 yen
Front side Prince Shotoku
Reverse side Horyuji Temple
Size 93mm height ×162mm width
Date of first issue Feb. 25, 1946
Issue suspended Jun. 5, 1956

Banknotes with no red mark below the central “百圓” text on the front or with red on the back are invalid.

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Series-A 10 yen note

Series-A 10 yen
Front side National Diet Building
Reverse side Decorative knot
Size 76mm height ×140mm width
Date of first issue Feb. 25, 1946
Issue suspended Apr. 1, 1955

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Series-A 5 yen note

Series-A 5 yen
Front side Guilloche
Reverse side Guilloche
Size 68mm height ×132mm width
Date of first issue Mar. 5, 1946
Issue suspended Apr. 1, 1955

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Series-A 1 yen note

Series-A 1 yen
Front side Sontoku Ninomiya
Reverse side Guilloche
Size 68mm height ×124mm width
Date of first issue Mar. 19, 1946
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

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Series-I (”い”) 1 yen note

Series-I (”い”) 1 yen
Front side Sukune Takenouchi
Reverse side Ube shrine
Size 70mm height ×122mm width
Date of first issue Dec.15, 1943
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

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Revised 1 yen note

Revised 1 yen
Front side Sukune Takenouchi
Reverse side 1 yen silver coin
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

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Previous 1 yen note

Previous 1 yen
Front side Daikokuten (Mahakala)
Reverse side Guilloche
Size 78mm height ×135mm width
Date of first issue Sep. 8, 1885
Issue suspended Oct. 1, 1958

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