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Ugandan Shilling

Ugandan shilling Currency:

Ugandan shilling Currency-Ugandan shilling is the official currency of Uganda.  The erstwhile East African shilling was replaced by Ugandan shilling in 1966.  In 1987, a new shilling was introduced worth 100 old shillings.

Coins were introduced in 1966 in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 shillings.  The 2-shilling was only issued in 1966.  Coins for 50, 100, 200 and 500 shillings were introduced in 1998. Denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 shillings are currently circulating.

The Bank of Uganda introduced in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 100 shillings in 1966.  Fifty-shilling notes were introduced in 1973. In 1983, 500 and 1000 shilling notes were introduced, followed by 5,000 shillings in 1985. In denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 shillings were introduced in 1987. Five-hundred- and one-thousand-shilling notes were added in 1991, followed by five thousand shillings in 1993, ten thousand shillings in 1995. In 1999 twenty thousand shillings were introduced. In 2003, fifty thousand shillings were introduced, followed by two thousand shillings in 2010. Currently circulating banknotes are 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000 shillings. The Bank of Uganda was considering to replace the low-value notes such as the 1,000-shilling with coins in 2005.  The Bank Of Uganda issued a new family of notes on 17 May 2010; featuring a harmonized banknote design that depict Uganda’s rich historical, natural and cultural heritage. Five images appear on all the six denominations: Ugandan basketry, Ugandan mat patterns, the map of Uganda, the Independence Monument and a profile of a man wearing Karimojong headdress.

Ugandan Shilling

Ugandan Shilling (Uganda):

Code: UGX

Symbol: USh

Subunit:  1/100= cent

Banknotes:  

1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 shillings

Coins:

10, 50, 100, 200, 500 shillings

Central bank:            

Bank of Uganda