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Syrian pound

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  • Syria, the Arabian Republic
  • Syrian pound
  • Damascus
  • of 185 180 sq. km
  • Arabian (state), Kurdish, etc.
  • SY (SYR) 760

Lawful legal tender in territory of Syria is the Syrian pound. Outwardly paper denominations of Syria represent big enough tickets in the sizes. As a rule, national notes do not leave the circulation until they do not become absolutely unsuitable for use, therefore local money represents shabby enough and ordinary-looking denominations.

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As the emitter the Central bank of Syria acts. Symbol of the Syrian pound - SYR . The national monetary unit is not especially a key currency. There are certain restrictions on exportation of the Syrian money.

In state monetary circulation there are denominations of denomination of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pounds. The Syrian pound makes 100 piastres or kuruses, however piastres are not manufactured any more. On territory of the country there are in a turn-over basically the notes, falling into to issue with 1958 on 1998 the Modified denominations practically differ nothing from notes of former series.

In the center of denominations of the old sample the plotting of ancient theatre in Palmira and sculptures of princess Banijas more often was seated, and half moon drawing on the left side placed. On the back are represented a dam through Euphrates, irrigational channels and fields. The denomination has been protected by a watermark in the form of a head of a horse. Across a denomination there passes a silvery diving protective thread with the microtext. Fundamental colours - grey and olive.

In 2010 the Central bank of Syria had been manufactured notes of the brand new sample (dated 2009), with strengthening of protection against fakes, nominal value 50, 100, 200 Syrian pounds.

Face side of 1000 pounds of Syria (1997)
the Back of 1000 pounds of Syria (1997)

Despite the fact that what in the country free importation and exportation of foreign currency is authorised, its use in state territory is forbidden. To the tourists coming to Syria, it is necessary to change money of the country for the Syrian pounds.

Face side of 100 pounds of Syria (2010)
the Back of 100 pounds of Syria (2010)

It is updated 04.2012


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