Complete Guide To New Qatar Currency Notes (2021)

Qatar Currency Notes

Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has unveiled the fifth series of Qatar currency notes in December 2020. The new Qatari Riyal banknotes have come into effect from December 18, 2020.

As per the latest announcement, all denomination of Qatar currency notes will have new designs and added security features. QCB has also introduced a 200 Qatari Riyal bank note for the first time.

Exchanging Old Qatar Currency Notes

Qatar Central Bank officials have said that the old banknotes will be in circulation and can be exchanged through local banks in the next three months and after that from Qatar Central Bank for ten years.

The public will be able to withdraw new notes from ATMs as of 12:01 am, Friday, December 18.

New Qatar Currency Notes: Design Features

The front designs of the new banknotes share a common theme based on traditional geometric patterns, the State of Qatar flag, Qatari flora (Dreama) and an ornate gate representing the historical Qatari architecture.

The back designs comprise themes reflecting Qatari tradition, Islamic history, culture, flora and fauna and development of education, sport and the economy.

1 Qatar Riyal Currency Note - New Design 2020
1 Qatar Riyal Banknote

QR1 shows Traditional Dhow (Bateel) and the Oyster and Pearl Monument.

5 Qatar Riyal Currency Note - New Design 2020
5 Qatar Riyal Banknote

QR5 shows Traditional desert scene comprising fauna (Arab horses, Camel, Oryxes), flora (Al Qataf) and ‘hair tent’ (buryuut hajar).

10 Qatar Riyal Currency Note - New Design 2020
10 Qatar Riyal Banknote

QR10 shows Lusail Stadium, Torch Tower (Aspire Zone), Sidra Medicine and Education City (Qatar Foundation)

50 Qatar Riyal Currency Note - New Design 2020
50 Qatar Riyal Banknote

QR 50 shows Qatar Central Bank building and Ministry of Finance building.

100 Qatar Riyal Currency Note - New Design 2020
100 Qatar Riyal Banknote

QR 100 shows picture of Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque.

200 Qatar Riyal Currency Note - New Design 2020
200 Qatar Riyal Banknote

QR 200 shows pictures of Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatar National Museum and Museum of Islamic Art.

500 Qatar Riyal New Currency Note 2020
500 Qatar Riyal Banknote

QR500 shows Ras Laffan LNG refinery and LNG canter ship.

New Qatar Currency Notes: Security Features

The new bank will have 64 state-of-the-art security specifications.

Qatar Riyal New Currency Note Security Features
Qatar Riyal Banknotes Security Features

1) Each security thread shows the value of the denomination.

2) The numerals and horizontal line prints are raised for the benefit of blind and visually impaired.

3) When you lift the banknote up to the light to see the incomplete shapes on the front and back of the note combine to form the banknote’s value.

4) Lift the banknote up to the light to see the watermark of the State of Qatar Crest and denomination numerals.

5) Tilt the banknote and see changes to the appearance of the holgram.

6) Tilt the banknote and see the changes to the appearance of the security thread.

7) Tilt the banknote to see the Dreama flower on the gate changing colour and a bright circle moving within the flower.

Qatar Coins in Circulation

Qatar has coins of various denominations in circulation with its riyal currency notes. The coins commonly seen in circulation are of 50 and 25 dirhams (100 dirhams make a riyal).

Images Courtesy: Qatar Central Bank

Legal Warning: Currency images shown here are for awareness purpose only and should not be printed or misused. Printing currency images is a crime as per Qatari Law.

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