5000 Yen


Issuer Japan
Issuing bank Bank of Japan (日本銀行)
Emperor Shōwa (1926-1989)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1957-1986
Value 5,000 Yen
5000 JPY = USD 35
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 169 × 80 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 220565
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 93,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.
JNDA# 11-76,
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.
TBB# 357
Owen W. Linzmayer; 2014. The Banknote Book / Volume 1. Abyssinia - French Sudan. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Series: C


Portrait of Prince Shōtoku (Shōtoku Taishi) in center.

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5000 大蔵省印刷局製造 5000

Bank of Japan Note
Five thousand yen
Bank of Japan
Prince Shōtoku
Manufactured by the Ministry of Finance Printing Bureau


The old headquarters of the Bank of Japan (Nippon Ginko) in Tokyo.

5000 5000 YEN

Bank of Japan
Five thousand yen


Portrait of Prince Shōtoku and 5000


Issued by Nippon Ginko (Bank of Japan) as part of the Series C banknote series, and was issued into circulation on October 1, 1957. Issuance of the Series C 5,000 yen note was suspended on January 4, 1986.

Banknotes with a serial number of 900001 or greater are replacement notes.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1957-1986)  518 400 000 15% P#93a/TBB#357a - single letter serial number prefix
ND (1957-1986)  92% P#93b/TBB#357b - double letter serial number prefix

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5000 YenPicture 1 of a sold 5000 Yen
E-Auction 60
Lot 357
Internet Archive
May 14, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 193.80
(EUR 200.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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