The Saudi Arabian Monetary
Authority (SAMA) announces its intention to release a Twenty Saudi Riyal
banknote, marking the occasion of Saudi presidency of the G20 summit, during
the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al
Saud (may Allah protect him). The issue is based on Article (4) of the Saudi
Monetary System issued by Royal Decree No. 6 on 1/7/1379 AH.
SAMA indicated that the Twenty
Saudi Riyal commemorative banknote is going to be put into circulation by Sunday 8/3/1442 AH, corresponding to 25/10/2020 AD, together with the other current
banknotes as an official legal banknote.
SAMA confirmed that this
banknote was printed according to the latest standards in the field of banknote
printing, as it is characterized by many technical specifications, high-quality
security features, and a distinctive design in purple color that highlights the
artistic decorations inspired by the logo of G20.
SAMA also indicated that the
design of the Twenty Riyal banknote carries the picture of the Custodian of the
Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (may Allah protect him) on the
front side of the banknote with a slogan of Saudi Presidency of G20 in 3D
The back of the banknote
carries a map of the world, depicting the G20 countries in a different color. Notably,
Saudi Arabia’s map appears with emanated beams symbolizing the meeting venue of
countries and the importance of the Kingdom as a source of civilization and economic