Japan to issue new 500 yen coins in Nov. after pandemic delay

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Japan will begin issuing newly redesigned 500 yen coins from around November, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday, after their initial release in the first half of the fiscal year from April was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new 500 yen coins, minted in two colors to prevent counterfeiting, are the first redesign since 2000. The ministry in January postponed issuance of the new coins due to delayed updates to ticket and automated teller machines amid the pandemic. While the ministry plans to mint around 200 million of the new coins in fiscal 2021, the approximately 5 billion coi...

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