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Qatar Central Bank to announce launch of new version of currency notes on Sunday

  • Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: QT-Online
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The Qatar Central Bank will hold a press conference on Sunday to announce the launch of the fifth issue (new version) of the Qatari currency in circulation, Marsal Qatar said in a tweet on Thursday.
The announcement will coincide with the National Day celebrations, it added.
Until 1966, Qatar used the Indian rupee as its currency, in the form of Gulf rupees. When India devalued the rupee in 1966, Qatar, along with the other states using the Gulf rupee, chose to introduce its own currency. Qatar began issuing the Qatari riyal on May 19, 1973, in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 100, and 500 riyals. A 50-riyal note was issued in 1976.

The blue-grey coloured 500-riyal note from the fourth series shows a falcon’s head and Qatar Royal Palace in Doha. The fourth issue added a number of improved security features to the banknotes, such as the see-through foil window on which Qatar’s coat of arms is printed.
The blue-grey coloured QR500 bill from the fourth series shows a falcon’s head and Qatar Royal Palace in Doha. The 4th issue added a number of improved security features to the banknotes, such as the see-through foil window on which Qatar’s coat of arms is printed.