Sama unveils new banknote designs with updated features

King Salman: to appear on new banknotes

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (Sama) has announced updated designs for five banknote denominations and seven coins, all to be released into circulation on December 26.

In a statement, the central bank informed members of the public the new currency series would enter circulation on December 26, with the current series remaining legal tender for the time being.

Sama's new riyal banknotes – five ($0.26), 10, 50 100, 500 – will remain the same size as the current series and similar in

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