Somali Shilling Currency | Somalia | SOS | Senti
Since 1962, Somali shilling has been the official currency of Somalia. It is subdivided into 100 senti. Italian Somalia was a colony under Italian control, from the 1880s until 1942. Before the East African shilling was introduced to the former British Somaliland protectorate, the shilling has been the currency of parts of Somalia since 1921. The somalo was used as its currency in between 1950- 1962. Following independence in 1960, the somalo of Italian Somalila and the East African shilling were replaced in 1962, at par by the Somali shilling.
On 15 December 1962 the Banca Nazionale Somala, a National Bank of Somalia, introduced banknotes in denominations of 100 shillings, 20 shillings, 10 shillings, and 5 shillings. In 1975, the Bankiga Qaranka Soomaaliyeed, Somali National Bank introduced the notes for 5, 10, 20 and 100 shilin/shillings. Central bank of Somalia, the Bankiga Dhexe Ee Soomaaliya issued the notes of the same denominations in 1978. 50 shilin/shillings notes were introduced in 1983 and 500 shilin/shillings, 1000 shilin/shillings notes were introduced in 1989, 1990 respectively.
In 1967, coins were introduced in denominations of 5, 10 and 50 cents/centesimi and 1 shilling/scellino in the name of the Somali Republic. When the Somali names for the denominations were put into usage in 1976, coins were issued in the name of the Somali Democratic Republic for 5, 10 and 50 senti and 1 shilling.
Somali Shilling (Somalia):
1/100 = Senti
5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 shillings
1, 5, 10, 50 Senti, 1, 5, 10, 25 Shillings
Central Bank of Somalia