Yemeni rial conversion

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Yemeni rial

Abbreviation/Symbol:

  • rial
  • riyal

Worldwide use:

  • Republic of Yemen

Description:

The official currency of Yemen since 1990, the Rial has dropped in value against the Dollar from YER 20 to YER 215 today. The coinage comes in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 20 Rials. Banknotes can be found in 50, 100, 200, 250, 500 and 1000 Rial bills.

The Yemeni Rial is subdivided into 100 Fils but due to inflation Fils have not been in circulation since 1990. 

Origin:

The Republic of Yemen came about in 1990 with the unification of the Yemen Arab Republic in the north and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in the south. During the initial period of transition, both the northern Rial and the southern Dinar remained legal tender. During 1996, the Dinar was removed from circulation. Since the mid 1990's the Rial has been a freely convertible currency.

Component units:

  • fils (100)

Date introduced:

  • 1990

Central bank:

  • Central Bank of Yemen

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