JAPAN 2000 YEN ND 2000 P 103a - UNC - PREFIX AA - RARE
|Issuing bank||Bank of Japan|
|Size||154 × 76 mm|
Series: D SERIES
Shureimon, a 16th-century gate at Shuri Castle in Naha, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan; Cherry blossom and chrysanthemum motifs.
SA 815862 T
2000 (seal) SA 815862 T
Bank of Japan banknote
Bank of Japan
Manufactured by the Finance Ministry Printing Bureau (Okurasho)
Scene 38 "The Bell Cricket" from The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) and a copy of the upper portion of the script in the background on the left.
A portrait of its author, Murasaki Shikibu at the lower right.
NIPPON GINKO 2000
2000き 2000 YEN 紫式部
Bank of Japan
National Printing Bureau (国立印刷局, Imperial Printing Bureau of Japan), Japan (1871-date)
Issued as a Series D banknote by the Bank of Japan (Nippon Ginko) on July 19, 2000. Some wester catalogs categorize it as a commemorative note for the 'End of the 2nd Millennium and the 26th G8 Summit in Okinawa' but is considered a normal circulation note according to Japanese laws.
Because only few vending machines accept this note and even numbers like 2 and 4 are seen as 'unlucky', this note circulates little in comparison with the other denominations.
An exception is Okinawa where 40% of the 100 million (as of 2013) banknotes were issued.
The intaglio printed tactile mark at the bottom right of the front is the hiragana character に "ni" for two in Braille.