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Japanese Yen Note 2019/9/26 23:10
This is a change in emperor earlier this year so they will definitely issue out new notes..The question is I'm holding onto the old Japanese notes...Would it become unusable after some period?
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Re: Japanese Yen Note 2019/9/27 11:16
Japanese government has announced that they're gonna issue new yen bills at some time next year.
But older type of bills will be still usable for a good long time, like at least 5 - 10 years.
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Re: Japanese Yen Note 2019/9/27 11:17
They will issue new notes soon-ish, but it has nothing to do with the change of emperor. Of course old notes will remain valid.
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Re: Japanese Yen Note 2019/9/27 11:34
「This is a change in emperor earlier this year so they will definitely issue out new notes」

Whoever the current emperor has no connection to yen notes. Japan isn't like Thailand, where the king's face is on every bill. It's not even like the U.S., where the people on dollar bills are generally former presidents. Most of the people on yen notes are scholars or writers, with no political connection, so a change in emperor doesn't mean new money needs to be issued.
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Re: Japanese Yen Note 2019/9/28 08:49
The next issue is 2024 so you will be waiting a while. It is not related to the era change.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/09/national/japan-introduce-...

Old notes remain legal tender, and series C and series D are not that old (mostly we have series E). There was a news article early this year where someone donated 100 million yen of old notes (pre 2004) with quite severe damage. The Bank of Japan picked through the bundles to work out how much was still valid (most of it 99%) even though it was old and badly damaged.
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201902150027.html
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190830/p2a/00m/0na/022000c

I do not collect them, but I do have a 100 yen note somewhere, along with several 2000 yen notes.
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