Japan 500 Yen


Do you have a Japan 500 Yen Coin? Here’s how to exchange it with us.

  •     Tell us how many 500 Yen Coins you want to exchange
  •     Click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
  •     This will add the exchange value to your online wallet.

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You get: $1.90
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The yen is the official currency of Japan. The official currency symbol: ¥. The currency’s name is derived from a Japanese word that means “round.”

The currency was officially established in 1871 and replaced the Tokugawa currency (a 1601 monetary system). However, the firsts coins were issued one year before, in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen and 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 yen. The ½, 1 and 2 sen were launched in 1873. Almost 100 years later, the 50 and 100 yen coins were introduced, followed by the 500 yen coin minted in 1982.

The 500 Japanese yen coin front design features Paulownia leaves. The name of the country is presented on top and the denomination at the bottom.

The reverse of the coin presents the numerical denomination flanked by mandarin oranges leaves, bamboo leaves on top and at the bottom, and issue date in the Japanese – Shōwa era Calendar. This coin is part of the 1967 – 1988 (57 – 64) series; its rim is plain with lettering: NIPPON ◆ 5 00 ◆ NIPPON ◆ 5 00◆. Its color is silver.

Text: 日 本 国, 五 百 円,  500 円円 NIPPON 平 成 十 九 年.

Additional information


Current Japanese yen coin



Tender Types


Product Currencies

Japanese Yen

Country coin denominations

1, 10, 100, 5, 50, 500



Composition material

Copper Nickel


26.5 mm


1.9 mm




Medal alignment ↑↑


7.20 g


Paulownia (Paulownia)


1967, 1989


Number, plants, Symbol

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