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Metal rufiyaas and laris - modern coins of Maldives

  • Name:
  • Monetary unit:
  • Capital:
  • Area:
  • Language:
  • Country code:
  • Maldives, Republic
  • Rufiyaa
  • Male
  • of 300 sq. km
  • Maldivian, English (state)
  • MV (MDV) 462

Monetary unit of Maldives is the rufiyaa which consists from 100 laris. In circulation there are coins in nominal value 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 laris and 1, 2 rufiyaas.

In 1960 under the decree of sultan Mohammed Farida a series of coins in the Royal mint of England has been produced. New issue consisted of coins in nominal value 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 laris. Unlike the predecessors, Sultan Farid do not seat the title on coins, instead it used the State Emblem plotting on the back with the traditional name of the state and a face-value on face side. The currency has been entered into the circulation in February, 1961 and all earlier manufactured coins, except for 1 and 4 laris, have been withdrawn from a turn-over on June, 17th, 1966.

The Recreated central bank, the Finance administration of Maldive Islands (MMA), has manufactured a coin 1 rufiyaa on January, 22nd, 1983. The coin was produced of a steel plated by a Copper-Nickel and has been rapped out in the Western Germany. In 1984 a new series of coins which did not include a coin of denomination 2 laris has been manufactured. In 1995 the coin of 2 rufiyaas is entered into the circulation.

Nominal value: 10 laris
Stamping: 1984
the Material: Aluminium
the Note:
the Obverse 10 laris of Maldives the Reverse 10 laris of Maldives
Nominal value: 1 rufiyaa
Stamping: 1996
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 1 rufiyaa of Maldives the Reverse 1 rufiyaa of Maldives
Nominal value: 2 rufiyaas
Stamping: 1995
the Material: the Brass
the Note:
the Obverse of 2 rufiyaas of Maldives the Reverse of 2 rufiyaas of Maldives

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