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

Coins

Security features

Commemorative Coins
 
Ran Dhihafaheh Note Series was launched on 1st November 2015. The new series was introduced into circulation on 26th January 2016.

The 1983 Note Series will be in circulation until 31st May 2016.
 

     
     
Ran Dhihafaheh Note Series

10 RUFIYAA
  Obverse

Primary: Toddy tapper:
Secondary: Group of men and women engaged in playing traditional music (Boduberu)
     
  Reverse:

Primary:The oldest drum displayed in the National museum (Boduberu)
     
     
20 RUFIYAA    
  Obverse

Primary: A fisherman carrying a skipjack tuna and a yellow fin tuna
Secondary: The main airport in Maldives, Ibrahim Nasir International Airport
     
  Reverse

Primary: A traditional sail boat (Dhoni)
     
     
50 RUFIYAA    
  Obverse

Primary: A boy reciting the Holy Quran
Secondary: Activity of pulling boats from the beach onto the water (Dhoni beylun)
     
  Reverse

Primary: The minaret of the Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)
     
     
100 RUFIYAA    
  Obverse

Primary: Woman in a traditional maldivian dress (libaas) - working on the neckline threading (Hiru) of a similar dress
Secondary: Group of locals in traditional attire
     
  Reverse

Primary: The early Dhivehi scripture Dambid Lomafanu
     
     
500 RUFIYAA    
  Obverse

Primary: The act of wood carving, wood worker fashioning an intricate design using mallet and chisel
Secondary: Woman making ekels (Iloshi), traditionally used to make brooms (Iloshi fathii)
     
  Reverse

Primary: Traditional hand carved vase with lacquer work detailing
     
     
1000 RUFIYAA    
  Obverse

Primary: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Secondary: A representation of a luxury resort
     
  Reverse

Primary: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)
     
1983 Note Series
The 1983 Note Series will be in Co-circulation until 31st May 2016.(5 rufiyaa not included)

5 RUFIYAA    
  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: March 10 2016.
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