10 000 Yen brown serial


Issuer Japan
Issuing bank Bank of Japan (日本銀行)
Emperor Heisei (1989-2019)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1993-2004
Value 10000 Yen
10 000 JPY = USD 70
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Paper
Size 160 × 76 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 224644
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 102,
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# 11-79
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.

Series: D


Portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa.

10000          10000

Bank of Japan note
Ten thousand yen
Bank of Japan
Yukichi Fukuzawa
Manufactured by the Ministry of Finance Printing Bureau (Zaimusho)


A pair of pheasants.

10000 YEN

Bank of Japan
10,000 yen


Portrait of Yukichi Fukuzawa


National Printing Bureau (国立印刷局, Imperial Printing Bureau of Japan), Japan (1871-date)


Issued as part of the Series D banknote series by the Bank of Japan (Nippon Ginko), and was issued into general circulation on December 1, 1993. Due to the discovery of a large number of counterfeit Series D banknotes at the end of 2004, all Series D banknotes except ¥2000 were virtually suspended on January 17, 2005 and officially suspended on April 2, 2007.

Because of reorganization of government, the Finance Ministry (Okurasho) was
renamed Ministry of Finance (Zaimusho) resulting in a change of the imprint in 2001 and a further one in 2003.

A - 大蔵省印刷局製造 - Okurasho - Finance Ministry Printing Bureau
B - 財務省印刷局製造 - Zaimusho - Ministry of Finance Printing Bureau
C - 国立印刷局製造 - National Printing Bureau

Microprinting was added to upper and lower right corner.

Specimen P-102s:

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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 (1993)  0% Specimen
ND (1993-2001)  518 400 000 6% P#102a - single letter serial # prefix; imprint A
ND (1993-2001)  94% P#102b - double letter serial # prefix; imprint A
ND (2001-2003)  0% P#102c - as a; imprint B
ND (2003-2004)  6% P#102d - as a; imprint C

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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