The Japanese Yen (pronounced "en" in Japanese) is the official currency of Japan. In use since 1871, the currency is the third most traded currency in the world. The currency's coins include denominations of ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100 and ¥500 and banknotes are available in ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000 and ¥10000. One Yen is equal to 100 Sen and 1000 Rin. To protect users from counterfeit banknotes, Japanese authorities take great care to ensure all banknotes are kept clean and undamaged by examining all notes that are returned to the bank and replacing and destroying any that are not of a particular standard. The ¥5 and ¥50 coins feature a hole in the center.
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