The Omani rial

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Omani rial (ISO OMR code) is the official currency of the Sultanate of Oman. This currency has been issued by the Central Bank of Oman since 1977. An Omani rial is divided into 1,000 Baisas.

Banknotes and coins of the Omani rial in use

Currently, coins of 5, 10, 25 and 50 Baisas circulate in Oman.

 

As for the Omani rial and Baisa bank notes, you can find notes of 100 and 200 Baisas and ½, 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 rial notes.

As for the colors, the 100 Baisa notes are green and those of 200, blue ones. On the other hand, the 1/2 and 1 rial notes are violet. The 5 rial notes are red, those of 10 brown or blue; those of 20 blue and those of 50 rials also violet.

 

Did you know?

  • The Omani rial is the fourth most overvalued currency in the world along with the Kuwaiti dinar, the Bahraini dinar and the old Maltese lira.
  • Before 1949, when Oman was formed by the territories of Oman and Muscat, the currency in circulation was the Gulf rupee.

Symbol:

ر.ع.

ISO:

OMR

Date of issue:

1977

Authority:

Central Bank of Oman

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