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  Currency in circulation, Banknotes  
A brief history of
Maldivian currency
Currency in circulation
Banknotes

Coins

Security features

Commemorative Coins
 

There are currently six different denominations of banknotes issued by Maldives Monetary Authority.

The front of all banknotes in circulation depicts a bunch of coconuts and the "Dhivehi Odi". The coconut is widely used in the Maldives and the "Dhivehi Odi" built of coconut timber was used for inter island transport.

 
     
5 Rufiyaa Note    
  Front:
First issued: 1983
Format 70 mm x 150 mm.
Predominant colour: Violet
     
  Back:
FISHING
The means of sustenance of the nation since time immemorial
     
     
10 Rufiyaa Note
  Front:
First issued: 1983
Format 70 mm x 150 mm.
Predominant colour: Brown
     
  Back:
ISLAND LIFE
A garland of widely scattered tiny islands has evolved a life of subsistence for the islanders
     
     
20 Rufiyaa Note    
  Front:
First issued: 1983
Format 70 mm x 150 mm.
Predominant colour: Indigo
     
  Back:
INNER HARBOUR MALE'
The centrifuge of commercial activity in the country
     
     
50 Rufiyaa Note    
  Front:
First issued: 1983
Format 70 mm x 150 mm.
Predominant colour: Blue
     
  Back:
BAZAR IN MALE'
Buzzing with movement all day long
     
     
100 Rufiyaa Note    
  Front:
First issued: 1983
Format 70 mm x 150 mm.
Predominant colour: Green
     
  Back:
"MEDHUZIYAARAIY"
A revered symbol of proud history
     
     
500 Rufiyaa Note    
  Front:
First issued: 1990
Format 70 mm x 150 mm.
Predominant colour: Red
     
  Back:
ISLAMIC CENTRE AND MOSQUE

Emblazons the Islamic faith and unity of the nation

   
 
Last updated: September 18 2011.
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