Oman Currency

Oman Currency Details

  Country Name : Oman
Currency Name : Omani rial
ISO Code : OMR
Banknotes-Types : 100¸ 200 baisa¸ ?¸ 1¸ 5¸ 10¸ 20¸ 50 rials
Coins-Types : 5¸ 10¸ 25¸ 50 baisa
Symbol : ر.ع.
Official Users : Oman
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Omani rial

About the currency of Oman: Omani Rial

The Omani Rial is the official currency of Oman and is known as OMR. Further¸ one Rial is divided into 1000 Baiza. In the year 2005¸ one Rial became almost equal to 2.59067 US Dollars which made it the fourth most valued currency. This was after Kuwati Dinar¸ altese Lira and Bahraini dinar.

Oman: Omani Rial- ISO 4217 Code

Omani Rial is known as the official currency of Oman and the ISO 4217 Code of OMR is its mark. It has a corresponding ISO 4217 code for OMR which is 512 and its currency exponent of 3. The ISO 4217 is an international standard that describes the three-letter codes which are known as the currency codes. These codes are accepted all over the world and are used by businesses¸ banking institutions and individuals to define various currencies. These codes help in clearing confusions and makes transactions easy.

Oman: Omani Rial- Banknotes

In the year 1970¸ the government introduced banknotes in denominations of 100 baiza¸ ½¸ ¼¸ 1¸ 5 and 10 rial saidi. This was then followed by the Oman Currency Board and issued into Omani rials. Later in 1977¸ the Central Bank of Oman issued notes of 20 and 50 rials and then in 1985 it was followed by 200 baisa.

Oman: Omani Rial- Coins

The history of coins started way back in 1890s when 1/12 and ¼ were specifically made for Oman and Muscat. Later in 1940¸ the coins were used in denominations of 10¸ 20 and 50 baisa. In 1948¸ ½ rial coins were then added which was then followed by 3 baisa in the year 1959. In the year 1946¸ there were 2¸ 5 and 20 baisa coins that were introduced in Oman. Now the coins that are in use are 5 baisa¸ 10 baisa¸ 25 baisa and 50 baisa.

Oman: Omani Rial- Symbol

The most popular symbol is the Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said on all the notes.

100 baisa note- Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said and an irrigation canal. The note is green in color and when you reverse it¸ it has a Verreaux eagle and a white oryx.

The 200 baisa note is bluish green in color with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said¸ Seed and Salalah airports. The reverse side is the marine Science & Fisheries Center¸ Port and Muttrah.

1 rial is purple in color with Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said and the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex. The reverse side has Omani Khanjar¸ silver bracelets and ornaments and dhows.

Oman: Omani Rial- Currency rate

1 OMR = 1.61572 GBP

1 OMR = 2.59707 USD

If you are keen to know more about the Oman’s currency¸ you can log in to the official website of Omani currency.

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