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Armenian Dram

Armenian dram

The dram is the official currency unit of Armenia. It is subdivided into 100 luma. Armenia became independent republic in 1991 from the Soviet Union. On 27 March 1993, the Central Bank of Armenia was established, but Soviet Union banknotes still circulated until the end of 1993. At the end of 1993, the new Armenian dram was introduced.

The first series of aluminium coins was introduced in 1994 in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 luma; 1, 3, 5 and 10 dram. A new series of coins was introduced in 2003 and 200 in denominations of 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 200 and 500 dram.

Banknotes of 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500 dram were issued on 22 November 1993. Notes for 1,000 and 5,000 dram were put into circulation later. 50-, 100 and 500 dram banknotes are rarely seen in circulation. On 4 June 2001, a commemorative 50,000 dram note was issued in commemoration of the 1700th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity in Armenia.  On 22 November 2017, a 500 dram commemorative note was issued to commemorate the story of Noah’s Ark. A third series of Armenian dram banknotes will be issued in 2018.  All denominations of this series are similar to the previous issues. 2,000 dram banknote was introduced a newly. 50, 000 dram banknote  were re-issued for this series and subsequently 100,000 notes are withdrawn.

Armenian Dram

Armenian Dram (Armenia):

Code: AMD

Symbol: ֏ or դր.

Subunit: 

1/100= luma (not used)

Banknotes   

500֏, 1000֏, 5000֏, 10,000֏, 20,000֏, 50,000֏, 100,000֏,50֏, 100֏

Coins: 

10֏, 20֏, 50֏, 100֏, 200֏, 500֏

Central bank:

Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia