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Yemeni Rial

Yemeni rial Currency:

Yemeni rial is the official currency of Yemen. It is subdivided into 100 fils, although the fil coins have not been issued since 1990 following Yemeni unification. For the first few years after the unification of Yemen, both the currencies of the Yemen Arab Republic (northern rial) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (southern dinar) remained in circulation as legal tender. A Dinar was worth 26 Rials. The dinar was withdrawn from circulation on 11 June 1996 and the Rial became the official currency of the combined entity.

At the time of unification, the notes issued by Central Bank of Yemen in circulation were 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 rials. In 1990, 200 rials notes were introduced and in 1997, 500 rials notes were introduced and 1000 rials in 1998. In addition on November 14, 2009, a 250 rial banknote was issued.

When Yemen unified, in North Yemen coins had been issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 fils and 1 rial, but fils coins have all disappeared gradually from circulation. In 1993, the new coins were issued by the Central Bank of Yemen in denominations of 1 and 5 rials by replacing the 1 and 5 rial notes. In 1995 10 rial coins were issued by replacing the 10 rials notes and 20 rial coins were issued in 2004 by replacing the 20 rials notes.

Yemeni Rial

Yemeni Rial (Yemen):

Code: YER

Symbol:

Subunit:       

1/100 = fils

Banknotes:  

50, 100, 200, 250, 500, 1000 rials

Coins:

1, 5, 10, 20 rials

Central bank           

Central Bank of Yemen

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