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Oman Issues New 1 Rial Commemorative Banknote

Oman 2015 1 Riyal Commemorative BanknoteBy Central Bank of Oman….
On the occasion of the 45th National Day in 2015, the Central Bank of Oman is pleased to announce to the public the issue of a new commemorative banknote of denomination one Omani rial (OMR1, or 1﷼), effective as of November 18.

The new banknote shall circulate as legal tender alongside previously existing banknotes.

The following are some technical descriptions of the new issue.

  • Size:
    • 140 X 71 mm
  • Colour:
    • Purple (dominant colour)
  • Front:
    • Portrait of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said
    • Facsimile signature of His Majesty at the centre of the note
    • Water Mark Portrait of His Majesty on the right side of the note
    • The National Emblem (coat of arms) at the centre of the note
    • “Central Bank of Oman” in Arabic on top of the note
    • Serial Numbers on right and left side of the note
    • Denomination in Arabic on right and on left of the note
    • The wording “45th National Day” in Arabic at the Right bottom of the note
    • Al-Alam Palace at the right side of the note
    • Recognition Feature for the blind on both sides of the note
    • Vertical windowed security thread in two metallic colours at the left side of the note
Oman 2015 1 Riyal Commemorative Banknote, Reverse
Oman 2015 One-Rial Commemorative Banknote, Reverse. All images courtesy Central Bank of Oman.
  • Back:
    • The name of the “Central Bank of Oman” in English on top side of the note
    • Denomination in English words at the bottom right and in numbers on the left and the right
      side of the note
    • 45th National Day logo
    • 45th National Day Text and the year of issue in English
    • The Sultan Qaboos University
    • Desert white butterfly (native to Oman) on the left side of the note
    • Wild flowers on the right and left side of the note

At the time of publication, one Omani rial (OMR) trades for approximately $2.60 USD.

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