- May 03, 2019
- Antoine Bourg
On April 9, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Finance announced the issuance of three new bills and 500 yen coin. The new coin are designed to strengthen preventative measures for counterfeiting. It is will be issued in will be issued in the first half of 2021.
The 500 yen coin has no obvious change in terms of its design. However, the new coin will be made using a two-colored, three-layered structure. The current 500 yen coin has grooves of the same size while the new one have different sized grooves on the side.