Saudi Arabia unveils new family of notes

With today’s release of the SAR 50 and 100, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency has begun circulating its 5th Issue of notes. The new SAR 5 and 10 will appear at the beginning of July, followed by the SAR 500 in September, and ending with the SAR 1 in December.


1 riyal (US$0.25), 2007. Issued December 31, 2007. Light green. Front: Front of first Islamic dinar coin; King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. Back: SAMA headquarters building. Windowed security thread with demetalized SAMA 1. Watermark: King Abdullah, electrotype 1, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 133 x 63 mm.


5 riyals (US$1.35), 2007. Issued July 2007. Violet. Front: Ras Tanorah oil refinery; King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. Back: Jubayl Port in eastern region. Windowed security thread with demetalized SAMA 5. Watermark: King Abdullah, electrotype 5, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 145 x 66 mm.


10 riyals (US$2.65), 2007. Issued July 2007. Brown. Front: King Abdulaziz’s palace in Almoraba area; King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. Back: King Abdulaziz Historical Center in Riyadh with palm trees. Windowed security thread with demetalized SAMA 10. Watermark: King Abdullah, electrotype 10, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 150 x 68 mm.


50 riyals (US$13.35), 2007. Issued May 21, 2007. Dark green. Front: Al Sakhra Dome mosque; King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. Back: Al Aqsa mosque in Al Quds Al Shareef (Jerusalem). Holgraphic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized 50 and Arabic text between wavy lines. Watermark: King Abdullah, electrotype 50, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 155 x 70 mm.


100 riyals (US$26.65), 2007. Issued May 21, 2007. Red. Front: Green Dome of The Qiba Mosque (Prophet’s Mosque); King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. Back: The Qiba Mosque (Prophet’s Mosque) in Al Madinah Al Monawarah. Holgraphic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized 100 and Arabic text between wavy lines. Watermark: King Abdullah, electrotype 100, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 160 x 72 mm.


500 riyals (US$133.30), 2007. Issued September 2007. Blue. Front: Ka'aba (cube); King Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al Saud. Back: Holy mosque in Makkah Al Mukarramah. Holgraphic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized 500 and Arabic text between wavy lines. Watermark: King Abdullah, electrotype 500, and Cornerstones. Printer: (TDLR). 166 x 74 mm.
 
Courtesy of Ghassan Samman and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.