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The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) is pleased to provide you with the following information on the new denominations of the (500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1) Saudi Riyal banknotes currently in circulation. These banknotes contain specific security features for protection against subtle counterfeit and fraud. Knowledge of these protective security features will allow every one to identify a counterfeit banknote, if any.  

 

·         Security Features of the (500) Saudi Riyal Banknote.

·         Security Features of the (100) Saudi Riyal Banknote.

·         Security Features of the (50) Saudi Riyal Banknote.

·         Security Features of the (10) Saudi Riyal Banknote.

·         Security Features of the (5) Saudi Riyal Banknote.

·         Security Features of the (1) Saudi Riyal Banknote.

 

To verify whether a banknote is genuine or not, it can be presented to the nearest branch of a commercial bank or any of (SAMA) branches for checking.

It is also possible to contact SAMA directly at:

·         Phone: 00966 11 4662779

·         Fax: 00966 11 4662980

·         Email: Click Here to Contact By Email

 

 

Saudi Arabia Penal Code applied on Counterfeit & Duplication of Currency provides that:

“Any person found to have counterfeited or duplicated currencies formally in circulation in Saudi Arabia or abroad, or to have brought into Saudi Arabia counterfeit or duplicate currencies, or found to be dealing in or circulating counterfeit or duplicate currencies by any means or method, or if any such person has made, owned or possessed in bad faith all or some counterfeit machines, materials or tools, such a person shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not less than five years nor more than twenty five years and a fine not less than thirty thousand Saudi Riyals nor more than five hundred thousand Saudi Riyals.”