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2000 yen note

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Value  2,000 Yen
Height  76 mm
Design  The Tale of Genji
Width  154 mm
Design  Shureimon
2000 yen note
Security features  Color-shifting ink, Intaglio printing, Latent imaging, Luminescent ink, Microprinting, Pearl ink, Tactile printing, Watermark, EURion constellation

The 2000 yen note (二千円紙幣, Nisen-en shihei) was issued July 19, 2000, to commemorate the 26th G8 Summit and the millennium. Known as the D Series, it was the only 2,000 yen note design ever to be printed. The design was similar of that of the other Japanese notes in circulation at the time of issue. While still in circulation, these banknotes rarely appear in public.

The obverse has a serial number and depicts Shureimon, a 16th-century gate at Shuri Castle in Naha, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Cherry blossom and chrysanthemum motifs are part of the linear design work in the background.

The reverse side depicts a scene from The Tale of Genji, and a portrait of Murasaki Shikibu, the noblewoman to whom this work of classic literature has been attributed. A copy of a portion of script from the original work is included.


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