500 Yen - Reiwa Thunder God

500 Yen - Reiwa (Thunder God) -  obverse500 Yen - Reiwa (Thunder God) -  reverse

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Country Japan
Emperor Reiwa (2019-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2 (2020)
Calendar Japanese - Reiwa era
Value 500 Yen
500 JPY = 4.56 USD
Currency Yen (1871-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel plated copper center in nickel brass ring (Cu 75%, Ni 12.5%, Zn 12.5%)
Weight 7.1 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 193691
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References JNDA# 25-28
Japan Numismatic Dealers Association (editor); 2020. 日本貨幣カタログ = The Catalog of Japanese Currency. Self-published, Tokyo, Japan.

Commemorative issue

2020 Olympics, Tokyo


The thunder god Raijin from “the Folding Screens of Wind God and Thunder God” by Tawaraya Sōtatsu.

日 本 国
五 百 円

State of Japan
500 yen


Emblem of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 surrounded by pictograms of Olympic disciplines (modern Pentathlon, Golf, Basketball, Equestrian, Handball,
Rowing, Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Taekwondo, and Triathlon), date below.

TOKYO 2020

Translation: Year 2 of Reiwa


Slanted reeding

500 Yen - Reiwa (Thunder God) -  obverse

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Japan Mint (独立行政法人造幣局 / Dokuritsu Gyōsei Hōjin Zōheikyoku), Hiroschima, Japan

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2 (2020)  4 000 000 8.49 100%
2 (2020)  1 000 0% Proof; 37-types coin set

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