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s of different countries. The customary design of banknotes in most countries is a portrait of a notable citizen (living and/or deceased) on the front (or ''obverse'') or on the back (or ''reverse'') of the banknotes, unless the subject is featured on both sides.


Banknotes in circulation


Abkhazia

Currency: Apsar (since 2008)


Albania

Currency: Lek (pl. Lekë) (since 1926)
Symbol: L


Angola

Currency: Kwanza (since 1999)
Symbol: Kz


Argentina

Currency: Peso (since 1992)
Symbol: $


Armenia

Currency: Dram (since 1993)
Symbol:


Artsakh

Currency: Artsakh dram (since 2004)


Australia

Currency: Australian dollar, Dollar (since 1966)
Symbol: A$


The Bahamas

Currency: Bahamian dollar, Dollar (since 1966)
Symbol: B$


Bahrain

Currency: Bahraini dinar, Dinar (since 1965)
Symbol: BD


Bangladesh

Currency: Bangladeshi taka, Taka (since 1972)
Symbol: ৳


Barbados

Currency: Barbadian dollar, Dollar (since 1935)
Symbol: $/Bds$


Bhutan

Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum, Ngultrum (since 1974)
Symbol: Nu


Bolivia

Currency: Bolivian boliviano, Boliviano (since 1987)
Symbol: Bs


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Currency: Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark, Convertible mark (since 1998)
Symbol: KM


Botswana

Currency: Botswana pula, Pula (since 1976)
Symbol: P


Brunei

Currency: Brunei dollar, Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: B$


Bulgaria

Currency: Bulgarian lev, Lev (pl. Leva) (since 1881)
Symbol: лв


Burundi

Currency: Burundian franc, Franc (since 1916)
Symbol: FBu


Cambodia

Currency: Cambodian riel, Riel (since 1980)
Symbol: ៛


Canada

Currency: Canadian dollar, Dollar (since 1867)
Symbol: $


Cape Verde

Currency: Cape Verdean escudo, Escudo (since 1914)
Symbol:


Chile

Currency: Chilean peso, Peso (since 1975)
Symbol: $


China

Currency: Renminbi (since 1948)
Symbol: ¥


Colombia

Currency: Colombian peso, Peso (since 1837)
Symbol: $


Comoros

Currency: Comorian franc, Franc (since 1920)
Symbol: CF


Congo, Democratic Republic (Congo-Kinshasa)

Currency: Congolese franc, Franc (since 1997)
Symbol: FC


Costa Rica

Currency: Costa Rican colón, Colón (since 1896)
Symbol: ₡


Croatia

Currency: Croatian kuna, Kuna (since 1994)
Symbol: kn


Cuba

Currency: Cuban peso (since 1857)
Symbol: $, $MN


Czech Republic

Currency: Czech koruna (since 1993)
Symbol: Kč


Denmark

Currency: Danish krone, Krone (since 1873)
Symbol: kr


Djibouti

Currency: Djiboutian franc, Franc (since 1948)
Symbol:Fdj


Dominican Republic

Currency: Dominican peso, Peso (since 1844)
Symbol: $/RD$


Eastern Caribbean States

Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar, Dollar (since 1965)
Symbol: $


Egypt

Currency: Egyptian pound, Pound (since 1836)
Symbol: £


Eswatini

Currency: Swazi lilangeni, Lilangeni/Emalangeni (since 1974)
Symbol: L or E (pl.)


Fiji

Currency: Fijian dollar, Dollar (since 1969)
Symbol: $


The Gambia

Currency: Gambian dalasi, Dalasi (since 1971)
Symbol: D


Georgia

Currency: Georgian Lari, Lari (1995– Present)
Symbol: GEL/


Ghana

Currency: Ghanaian cedi, Cedi (since 2007)
Symbol: GH₵


Gibraltar

Currency: Gibraltar pound, Pound (since 1927)
Symbol: £


Guatemala

Currency: Guatemalan quetzal, Quetzal (since 1925)
Symbol: Q


Guernsey

Currency: Guernsey pound, Pound (since 1921)
Symbol: £


Haiti

Currency: Haitian gourde, Gourde (since 1872)
Symbol: G


Honduras

Currency: Honduran lempira, Lempira (since 1931)
Symbol: L


Hungary

Currency: Hungarian forint, Forint (since 1946)
Symbol: Ft


Iceland

Currency: Icelandic króna, Króna (since 1874)
Symbol: kr


India

Currency: Indian rupee, Rupee (since 1947)
Symbol:₹


Indonesia

Currency: Indonesian rupiah, Rupiah (since 1946)
Symbol: Rp


Iran

Currency: Iranian rial, rial (since 1932)
Symbol:


Iraq

Currency: Iraqi dinar, Dinar (since 1932)
Symbol: ع.د


Israel

Currency: Israeli new shekel, New Sheqel/Shekel (since 1985)
Symbol: ₪


Jamaica

Currency: Jamaican dollar, Dollar (since 1969)
Symbol: J$


Japan

Currency: Japanese yen, Yen (since 1870)
Symbol: ¥/円


Jersey

Currency: Jersey pound, Pound (since 1837)
Symbol: £


Jordan

Currency: Jordanian dinar, Dinar (since 1950)
Symbol: دينار


Kazakhstan

Currency: Kazakhstani tenge, Tenge (since 1993)
Symbol:


Kenya

Currency: Kenyan shilling, Shilling (since 1966)
Symbol: KSh


North Korea

Currency: North Korean won, Won (since 1947)
Symbol: ₩


South Korea

Currency: South Korean won, Won (since 1962)
Symbol: ₩


Kyrgyzstan

Currency: Kyrgyzstani som, Som (since 1993)
Symbol: сом/


Laos

Currency: Lao kip, Kip (since 1952)
Symbol: ₭ or ₭N


Lesotho

Currency: Lesotho loti, Loti/Maloti (since 1979)
Symbol: L or M (pl.)


Liberia

Currency: Liberian dollar, Dollar (since 1943)
Symbol: L$


Libya

Currency: Libyan dinar, Dinar (since 1971)
Symbol: LD/ل.د


Malawi

Currency: Malawian kwacha, Kwacha (since 1971)
Symbol: MK


Malaysia

Currency: Malaysian ringgit (since 1967)
Symbol: RM


Mauritius

Currency: Mauritian rupee, Rupee (since 1876)
Symbol: ₨


Mexico

Currency: Mexican peso, Peso (since 1821)
Symbol: $


Moldova

Currency: Moldovan leu, Leu (pl. Lei) (since 1992)
Symbol: L


Mongolia

Currency: Mongolian tögrög, Tögrög/Tugrik (since 1925)
Symbol: ₮


Morocco

Currency: Moroccan dirham, Dirham (since 1960)
Symbol: د.م.


Mozambique

Currency: Mozambican metical, Metical (since 1980)
Symbol: MT


Namibia

Currency: Namibian dollar, Dollar (since 1993)
Symbol: N$


New Zealand

Currency: New Zealand dollar, Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: $


Nigeria

Currency: Nigerian naira, Naira (since 1973)
Symbol: ₦


Nicaragua

Currency: Nicaraguan córdoba, Córdoba (since 1991)
Symbol: C$


Norway

Currency: Norwegian krone, Krone (since 1875)
Symbol: kr


Oman

Currency: Omani rial, Rial (since 1970)
Symbol: ريال


Papua New Guinea

Currency: Papua New Guinean kina, Kina (since 1975)
Symbol: K


Pakistan

Currency: Pakistani rupee, Rupee (since 1947)
Symbol: Rs. (singular Re. 1)


Paraguay

Currency: Paraguayan guaraní, Guaraní (since 1943)
Symbol:


Peru

Currency: Peruvian sol, Nuevo sol/Sol (since 1991)
Symbol: S/.


Philippines

Currency: Philippine peso, Peso (''piso'') (since 1903)
Symbol: ₱


Poland

Currency: Polish złoty, Złoty (since 1924)
Symbol: zł


Romania

Currency: Romanian leu, Leu (plural Lei) (since 1867)
Symbol: L


Russia

Currency: Russian ruble, Ruble (since 1710)
Symbol: руб/₽


Samoa

Currency: Samoan tālā, Tālā (since 1967)
Symbol: WS$


São Tomé and Príncipe

Currency: São Tomé and Príncipe dobra, Dobra (since 1977)
Symbol: Db


Saudi Arabia

Currency: Saudi riyal, Riyal (since 1953)
Symbol: ر.س


South Africa

Currency: South African rand, Rand (since 1961)
Symbol: R


South Sudan

Currency: South Sudanese pound, Pound (since 2011) and Piaster (since 2011)
Symbol: £


Serbia

Currency: Serbian dinar, Dinar (since 2003)
Symbol: din.


Sierra Leone

Currency: Sierra Leonean leone, Leone (since 1964)
Symbol: Le


Singapore

Currency: Singapore dollar, Dollar (since 1967)
Symbol: S$


Sri Lanka

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee, Rupee (since 1872)
Symbol: (රු, Rs, ரூ)


Sweden

Currency: Swedish krona, Krona (since 1873)
Symbol: kr


Switzerland

Currency: Swiss franc, Franc (since 1850)
Symbol: Fr.


Syria

Currency: Syrian pound, Pound (LS or £S; since 1919)


Taiwan (Republic of China)

Currency: New Taiwan dollar (since 1949)
Symbol: $


Tanzania

Currency: Tanzanian shilling, Shilling (since 1966)
Symbol: TSh


Tajikistan

Currency: Tajikistani somoni, Somoni (since 1999)
Symbol: cомонӣ


Thailand

Currency: Thai baht, Baht (since 1925)
Symbol: ฿


Tonga

Currency: Tongan paʻanga, Paʻanga (since 1967)
Symbol: T$


Transnistria

Currency: Transnistrian ruble, Ruble (since 1994)
Symbol:


Tunisia

Currency: Tunisian dinar, Dinar (since 1960)
Symbol: DT


Turkey

Currency: Turkish lira, Lira (since 2009)
Symbol: TL/


Turkmenistan

Currency: Turkmenistan manat, New manat (since 2009)
Symbol: T


Ukraine

Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia, Hryvnia (pl. Hryvni and Hryven) (since 1996)
Symbol: ₴


United Kingdom

Currency: Pound sterling (England since 1158; Scotland since 1707)
Symbol: £
While the Bank of England is the central bank for the whole of the United Kingdom, a total of eight commercial banks retain the right to issue their own pound sterling notes.


England and Wales

In England and Wales the Bank of England is the only bank with the right to issue pound sterling banknotes


Scotland

Three commercial banks in Scotland are authorised to issue their own sterling banknotes: Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank.


Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, four commercial banks are authorised to issue their own sterling banknotes: Ulster Bank, Danske Bank (Northern Ireland), Danske Bank (formerly Northern Bank), First Trust Bank and Bank of Ireland. Of these, only banknotes issued by Danske Bank and Ulster Bank feature portraits of real people, with First Trust's notes depicting generic "Irish citizens" and Bank of Ireland notes showing buildings.


United States of America

Currency: United States dollar, Dollar (since 1792)
Symbol: $


Uruguay

Currency: Uruguayan peso, Peso Uruguayo (since 1993)
Symbol: $U


Uzbekistan

Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm, Soʻm (since 1993)


Venezuela

Currency: Venezuelan bolívar, Venezuelan bolívar soberano (''sovereign bolívar'') (since 2018)
Symbol: Bs.S


Vietnam

Currency: Vietnamese đồng, Dong (since 1978)
Symbol: ₫


Zambia

Currency: Zambian kwacha, Kwacha (since 1968)
Symbol: ZK


Banknotes no longer in circulation


Afghanistan

Currency: Afghan afghani, Afghani (؋; Since 1925)


Albania

Currency: Franga, Albanian franga (Fr; 1926-1939)


Angola

Currencies: Angolan angolar, Angolar (pl: angolares; 1928-1958), Angolan escudo, Escudo (1914-1928; 1958-1977)


Argentina

Currencies: Argentine peso moneda nacional, Peso Moneda Nacional (m$n; 1881–1969)
Argentine peso ley, Peso Ley ($L; 1970–1983)
Argentine peso argentino, Peso Argentino ($a; 1983–1985)
Argentine austral, Austral (₳; 1985–1991)
Peso ($; 1992–present)


Australia

Currencies: Australian pound, Pound (£, 1910–1966)
Dollar ($, 1966–present)


Austria

Currencies: Austrian schilling, Schilling (S, 1947–2001)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Azerbaijan

Currencies: Azerbaijani manat, Second manat (Image:Azeri manat symbol.svg, 20px 1992-2006)


Belgium

Currencies: Belgian franc, Franc (fr., 1832–2001)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Brazil

Currencies: Cruzeiro (Cr$, 1942–1967, 1970–1986, 1990–1993)
Cruzeiro Novo (NCr$, 1967–1970)
Cruzado (Cz$, 1986–1989)
Cruzado Novo (NCz$1989 – 1990)
Cruzeiro Real (CR$1993 – 1994)


Bulgaria

Currency: Bulgarian lev, Lev (pl. Leva, лв; since 1881)


Burma/Myanmar

Currency: Burmese kyat, Kyat (K; since 1852)


Cameroon

Currency: Central African CFA franc (FCFA; since 1945)


Canada

Currency: Canadian dollar, Dollar ($, 1867–Present)


Central African Republic/Central African Empire

Currency: Central African CFA franc (FCFA; since 1945)


Chad

Currency: Central African CFA franc (FCFA; since 1945)


Czechoslovakia

Currency: Czechoslovak koruna (Kčs; 1919-1993)


Czech Republic

Currency: Czech koruna (Kč; since 1993)


China

Currency: Renminbi (¥; since 1948)


Confederate States of America

Currency: Confederate States dollar ($; 1861-1865)


Denmark

Currency: Danish krone, Krone (kr, 1873–Present)


East Germany

Currency: East German mark, Mark (M, 1948-1990)


Egypt

Currency: Egyptian pound, Pound (£, 1836–Present)


Equatorial Guinea

[ Currency: Equatorial Guinean peseta, Peseta (₧, 1969-1975) and Equatorial Guinean ekwele, Ekwele (plu. Bipkwele; 1975-1985)


Ethiopia

Currency: Ethiopian birr, Ethiopian dollar/birr (Br/ብር; since 1894)


Estonia

Currency: Estonian kroon, Kroon (KR, 1928–1940, 1992–2010)


Faroe Islands

Currency: Faroese króna, Króna (kr, 1951–present)


Federated Malay States

Currency: Malayan dollar, Dollar ($; 1939-1953)


Federation of Malaya

Currency: Malaya and British Borneo dollar, Dollar ($; 1953-1967)


Finland

Currency: Finnish markka, Mark (mk, 1860–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


France

Currencies: French franc, Franc (₣, 1795–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


French Polynesia

Currency: CFP franc (F; 1945-)


Gabon

Currency: Central African CFA franc (FCFA; since 1945)


Germany

Currencies: Deutsche Mark (DM, 1948–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Greece

Currencies: Greek drachma, Drachma (Δρ., 1832–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Guadeloupe

Currency: Guadeloupe franc, Franc (1848-1960)


Guinea

Currency: Guinean franc, Franc (FG; 1959-1971); Guinean syli, Syli (1971-1985)


Guinea-Bissau

Currency: Guinea-Bissau peso, Peso (1975-1993)


Hungary

Currency: Hungarian forint, Forint (Ft, 1946–present)


Iceland

[ Currency: Icelandic króna, Króna (kr, 1874–Present)


Indonesia

Currency: Indonesian rupiah, Rupiah (Rp; since 1945)


Iran/Persia

Currency: Iranian toman, Toman (to 1931); Iranian rial, Rial (since 1932)
Symbol:


Iraq

Currencies: Iraqi dinar, Dinar (1932–present)


Ireland

Currencies: Irish pound, Pound (£, 1928–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Israel

Currencies: Israeli lira, Pound or Lira (£, 1948–1980)
Old Israeli shekel, Sheqel (₪, 1980–1985)
Israeli new shekel, New Shekel (₪, 1985–present)


Italy

Currencies: Italian lira, Lira (₤, 1861–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Japan

Currency: Japanese yen, Yen (¥, 1870–Present)


Katanga

Currency: Katangese franc, Franc (1960-1963)


Kenya

Currency: Kenyan shilling, Shilling/Shilingi (KSh; since 1966)


Korea

Currency: Korean yen (엔; 1902-1945)


North Korea

Currency: Second North Korean won (₩; 1959-2009)


South Korea

Currency: South Korean won (1945-53), First South Korean won (1945-1953); South Korean hwan, Hwan (전; 1953-1962)


Latvia

Currency: Latvian lats, Lats (Ls, 1922–1940, 1993–2014)


Libya

Currency: Libyan dinar, Dinar (ل.د; since 1971)


Lithuania

Currency: Lithuanian litas, Litas (Lt, 1993–2015)


Luxembourg

Currencies: Luxembourg franc, Franc (fr., 1944–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Macau

Currency: Macanese pataca, Pataca (MOP$; since 1894)


Mali

Currency: Malian franc (MAF; 1962-1984)


Malta

Currency: Maltese lira, Lira (pl. liri: Lm; 1825-2007)


Mexico

Currency: Mexican peso, Peso ($, 1821–Present)


Nepal

Currency: Nepalese rupee, Mohru/Rupee (Rs.; since 1932)


Netherlands

Currencies: Dutch guilder, Gulden (ƒ, 1817–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Norway

Currency: Norwegian krone, Krone (kr, 1877–Present)


Pakistan

Currency: Pakistani rupee, Rupee (Rs., 1947–present)


Panama

Currency: Panamanian balboa, Balboa (B/.; since 1904)


Philippines

Currency: Philippine peso, Peso (₱; since 1903)


Poland

Currency: Polish złoty, Złoty (zł, 1924–present)


Portugal

Currencies: Portuguese escudo, Escudo ($, 1911–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Portuguese India

Currency: Portuguese Indian rupia (1871-1958); Portuguese Indian escudo (1958-1961)


Portuguese Timor

Currency: Portuguese Timorese escudo (1959-1976)


Republika Srpska

Currency: Republika Srpska dinar, Dinar (plural Dinara (1992-1998))


Romania

Currency: Romanian leu, Leu (L, 1867–Present)


Sarawak, Raj of

Currency: Sarawak dollar, Dollar ($; 1858–1953)


Slovenia

Currencies: Slovenian tolar, Tolar (SIT, 1991–2007)
Euro (€, 2007–present)


South Africa

Currencies: South African pound, Pound (£, 1825–1961)
South African rand, Rand (R, 1961–present)


Soviet Union

Currency: Soviet ruble, Ruble (руб, 1917–1991) and Russian chervonets, Chervonet (1922–1947)


Spain

Currencies: Spanish peseta, Peseta (₧, 1868–2002)
Euro (€, 2002–present)


Straits Settlements

Currency: Straits dollar, Dollar ($; 1898-1939)


Sudan

Currency: Sudanese pound (1957-June 8, 1992)


Suriname

Currency: Surinamese guilder, Guilder (''Gulden'' (ƒ); 1940-2003)


Sweden

Currency: Swedish krona, Krona (kr, 1873–Present)


Switzerland

Currency: Swiss franc, Franc (Fr., 1850–Present)


Tonga

Currency: Tongan paʻanga, Paanga (T$; since 1967)


Turkey

Currency: Turkish lira, Lira (₤, 1843–2005)
Turkish new lira, New Lira (₤, 2005–present)


Turkmenistan

Currency: Turkmenistan manat, First manat (1993-2005)


Ukraine

Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia, Hryvnia (pl. Hryvni and Hryven) (₴, 1996–present)
Ukrainian karbovanets, Karbovanets (pl. Karbovantsi and Karbovantsiv) (1991–1996)


United Kingdom

Currency: Pound Sterling (£, 1158–Present in England; 1695–Present in Scotland)


England and Wales

Bank of England


Scotland

Clydesdale Bank


United States of America

Currency: United States dollar, Dollar ($, 1792–Present)


Venezuela

Currency: Venezuelan bolívar (1879-2008)
Venezuelan bolívar fuerte (Bs.F., 2007-2018)


South Vietnam

Currency: South Vietnamese đồng (Đ; 1953-1978)


Weimar Republic

Currency: Reichsmark (ℛℳ; 1924-1948)


Yugoslavia

Currency: Yugoslav dinar, Dinar (pl. Dinara; din. and дин.; 1918-2003)


Zaire

Currency: Zairean zaire, Zaire (Z; 1967-1997)


Notes


External links


IRANNOTES.com , High Quality IRANIAN Banknotes and Coins
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Ron's WPM Homepage

Gallery of who/what is featured on 1200+ modern banknotes
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Reserve Bank of Australia







Denmark National Bank







Hungarian Mint Ltd.

Central Bank of Iceland

Reserve Bank of India



States of Jersey Online





Central Bank of Russia

Scottish banknotes (Committee of Scottish Clearing Bankers)

SinoBanknote.com (People's Republic of China, Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau)

United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving
People on banknotes, Numismatics Lists of people by honor or award, Banknotes