Review on Japanese currency

You can find many different varieties of currency in the world, even including a bank bill made with plastic polymer, featuring a special transparent section and so on. The rarest types of currency are the Japanese 5 and 50 yen coins, which have holes in the middle. These beautifully designed coins are perfect as souvenirs for foreigners. Actually the Japanese yen is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar and the Euro.

  •  1 yen/ aluminum 100% / Young tree, sapling
  • 5 yen/ Copper 60-70%, Zinc 30-40% / Rice stalk
  • 10 yen/ Copper 95%, Zinc 3-4%, tin 1-2%/ Byodo-in Hoodo Temple
  • 50 yen/ Cupronickel 75%, copper 25% (nickel) / Chrysanthemum
  • 100 yen/ Cupronickel 75%, copper 25% (nickel) / Cherry Blossoms
  • 500 yen/ Cupronickel 75%, copper 25% (nickel)/Paulownia Blossom


  •  1000 yen/ features Noguchi Hideyo, a doctor
  • 5000 yen/ features Higuchi Ichiyo, a female author
  • 10000 yen/ features Fukuzawa Yukichi, an educator and writer, founder of Keio University


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