B287 (P153): 20,000 rials (US$0.75) Blue and green. Front: Farsi text; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Back: English and Farsi text; Aghazadeh Mansion wind catchers in Abarkooh. Windowed security thread with demetalized stylized sun. Watermark: Ruhollah Khomeini. Printer: (TAKAB). 163 x 78 mm. Paper. a. No date. Sig. 30: Seif/Tayebnia. Intro: 15.12.2014.
, Earlier versions of the 50,000-rial note (B288a-d) with signatures of Mahmoud Bahmani and Shamseddin Hosseini have solid Farsi text at center front (top), where as later versions (B288e/f) have hatched Farsi text (bottom). The transition from solid to hatched takes place on notes between prefix denominators 10 and 13
According to an article in TehranTimes and an article in Bloomberg, both dated 3 March 2013, the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran plans to issue 200,000-rial and 500,000-rial banknotes. The bank will begin printing 200,000-rial ($16) banknotes as soon as it receives permission from the Economy Ministry
According to an article in MarketWatch dated 17 October 2012, Germany’s Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft (KBA) has agreed to stop supplying SPMO [Iran’s Security Printing and Minting Organization] and the Central Bank of Iran with the equipment needed to produce rial banknotes, as part of international efforts to force Iran
According to an article in the Washington Post dated 16 July 2011, the Central Bank of Iran is taking a poll to gauge the public’s preferences for new names for the country’s currency, including the current rial, as well as historic names such as toman, parsi, and derik. The bank
According to an article in Tehran Times dated 7 April 2011, Mahmoud Bahmani, the governor of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said the bank has begun studying plans to remove four zeros from the rial, and will seek approval from the Monetary and Credit Council within