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- Lesotho, Kingdom
- of 30 350 sq. km
- English (state), a Sesotho, a Zulu, etc.
- LS (LSO) 426
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Kingdom Lesotho Monetary unit is the loti, an equal 100 lisente and manufactured Central bank of Lesotho. In plural the monetary unit of Lesotho is called maloti.
In monetary circulation there are denominations of denomination 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 maloti.
Since February, 1961 in Lesotho in circulation there was the South African rand manufactured instead of the South African pound. On January, 19th, 1980 the first national monetary unit-loti divided into 100 lisente and equal South African rand has been entered. This change has been urged to supply economic and political independence of Lesotho of the republic of South Africa that actually has not occurred.
In March, 2011, celebrating the 30-year-old anniversary, the Central bank of Lesotho has manufactured a new series of the notes directed on struggle against distribution of fakes. On face side of all notes portraits of three members of royal family are represented: the present king, Its Majesty Letsie III is in the middle, his father king Moshveshve II - at the left, and the nation founder basuto, king Moshveshve I - on the right.
On the back 10 maloti - flowers, 20 maloti - houses with round straw roofs, 50 maloti - horsemen on horses, 100 maloti - the shepherd with herd of goats. As a watermark the profile of king Moshveshve I serves.
On all token moneys of modern Lesotho in this or that kind there is a plotting of the State Emblem of this South African country representing a board which basis is possessed on cop of corn and two crossed spears. On a board the plotting of a crocodile is seated. As chargers two horses act.
It is updated 03.2012