Welcome to Middle East Banknotes

The Middle East Banknote resource is a project created to create a complete and reliable source for all of your Middle East Banknotes, whether they are from current or previous countries. The website is a great resource and is put together by many people to make sure it includes all aspects on all of the Middle East Banknotes from all the Middle Eastern Countries. The website is put together by members from the IBNS Middle East and North Africa Chapter which was a new chapter of the IBNS. Feel free to explore the website and learn more about Banknotes you may have not seen before or countries that you may have thought did not exist. You may also support us by letting us know via email if you notice an error or if you know of something about a banknote that is not published on the website.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Iran considering to revalue its currency

According to an article in Tehran Times dated 7 April 2011, Mahmoud Bahmani, the governor of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said the bank has begun studying plans to remove four zeros from the rial, and will seek approval from the Monetary and Credit Council within six months. Meanwhile, the Finance and Economy Minister, Shamseddin Hosseini, recently said the bank is planning to remove three zeros from the currency within the current calendar year which started on March 21. Currently Iran’s largest banknote is the 100,000-rial note (US$9.60), although it has also issued note-like cheques in denominations ten times that amount.

Iran has been discussing revaluing the rial for years, so it’s anyone’s guess as to whether anything will come of this latest announcement.

Courtesy of Banknote News

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

South Sudan Currency

The government of South Sudan has ordered the printing of currency, to be released to circulation July 9, 2011.

Courtesy of MRI Guide

Iraq Kingdom Issues

The Iraq Kingdom Issues page was completed. To view the Iraq Banknotes issued when Iraq qas a kingdom go to the countries page in the tool bar at the top of the page and find Iraq Kingdom Issues

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I have completed the Palestine Banknotes page and it is up for you to view but it is still missing alot of Images for banknotes and the signatures on the Banknotes which you may donate, if you would like to donate to us please contact us at mebanknotes@gmail.com

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Qatar and Dubai

The page for Qatar and Dubai has been cmpleted.

Hejaz Comlete

The country of Hejaz is complete, to view hejaz banknotes look for hejaz under the countries page.

Gulf Rupee Complete

The page for the Gulf Rupee is now complete and is viewable under the countries page which you can find in the top tool bar.

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