Macanese Pataca Currency | Macau Pataca Notes

Macanese Pataca

Macanese Pataca Currency:

Macanese Pataca is the official currency of Macau. It is also known by the name Macau Pataca. It is divided by ten hos and each avo is further subdivided into ten avos. It infers finally that one hundred avos make up a Macanese pataca.

Macanese pataca is denoted by the symbol MOP$. The issuance or withdrawal of various denominations of the currency is under the powers of the monetary authority called Autoridade Monetaria de Macau. The currency notes which are in active circulation are MOP$10, MOP$20, MOP$50, MOP$100, MOP$500 and MOP$1000. The coins which are in wide circulation are 10, 50 avos, MOP$1 and MOP$5. Bank of China issued four million currency notes in denomination of 20 patacas through its branch located in the city Macau to commemorate the 29th Summer Olympics held in Beijing in 2008. Yet another larger supply of ten million currency notes of denominated with 10 patacas from Banco Nacional Ultramarino and Banco de China followed in the year 2012 as a gesture of celebrating the year of Dragon. Having completed 100 years of its existence, Bank of China issued the bank notes with denomination of 100 patakas. The former Portugese bank Banco Nacional Ultramarino and Banco de China have been authorized to release maximum of 20 million patakas with denomination of 10 patakas to mark each lunar year between the span of 2012-2023.

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Macanese Pataca

Macanese Pataca (Macau (China)):

Code: MOP

Symbol: MOP$


 1⁄10 = 毫 (ho) (traditional Chinese)

                dez avos (Portuguese)

 ​1⁄100 = 仙 (sin) (traditional Chinese)

                avo (Portuguese) (no longer in circulation)


MOP$10, MOP$20, MOP$50, MOP$100, MOP$500, MOP$1000


10, 50 avos, 20 avos, MOP$1, MOP$2, MOP$5, MOP$10

Monetary authority:         

Autoridade Monetária de Macau

Most traded currencies:

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