Currently, the only country to use the Yen (¥) is Japan.
It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States Dollar and the Euro. The Japanese Yen is also widely used as a reserve currency after the US Dollar, Euro, and British Pound.
Bills: ¥1,000, ¥2,000, ¥5,000, ¥10,000
Coins: ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, ¥500
The yen, basically a unit of the United States Dollar, originated like all Dollars from Spanish pieces of eight. It was officially adopted by the Meiji government on May 10, 1871. The new currency was gradually introduced from July of that year.
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