South Sudanese pound

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South Sudanese pound
ISO 4217 code SSP
Central bank Bank of South Sudan[1]
User(s)  South Sudan
Subunit
 1/100 piaster
Banknotes 5, 10, 25 piasters,[2] 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 pounds

The South Sudanese pound is the official currency of the Republic of South Sudan. It is subdivided into 100 piasters. It was approved by the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly prior to secession on 9 July 2011 from Sudan.[3] It was introduced on 18 July 2011, and replaced the Sudanese pound at par.[4]

The banknotes feature the image of John Garang, the deceased leader of South Sudan's independence movement.[5]

Six different denominations (1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 pounds) in the form of banknotes have been confirmed, and five denominations (1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 piasters) will be issued in the form of coins.[6][7]

Three new banknotes for 5, 10, and 25 piasters were issued 19 October 2011.[8]

Banknotes of the South Sudanese pound
Value Obverse Reverse Watermark
5 South Sudanese piasters Dr. John Garang de Mabior Ostrich The Flag of South Sudan in repeated rows and Dr. John Garang de Mabior on the right front of the note
10 South Sudanese piasters Dr. John Garang de Mabior Kudu The Flag of South Sudan in repeated rows and Dr. John Garang de Mabior on the right front of the note
25 South Sudanese piasters Dr. John Garang de Mabior River Nile The Flag of South Sudan in repeated rows and Dr. John Garang de Mabior on the right front of the note
1 South Sudanese pound Dr. John Garang de Mabior Giraffes Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 1
5 South Sudanese pounds Dr. John Garang de Mabior Sanga cattle Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 5
10 South Sudanese pounds Dr. John Garang de Mabior Buffaloes; pineapple Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 10
25 South Sudanese pounds Dr. John Garang de Mabior Oryx antelopes; oil derreck Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 25
50 South Sudanese pounds Dr. John Garang de Mabior Elephants Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 50
100 South Sudanese pounds Dr. John Garang de Mabior Lion; waterfall Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adaku Samuel. "South Sudan To Issue New Currency On July 9". Juba Post. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. ^ South Sudan new piaster notes confirmed. BanknoteNews.com. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
  3. ^ SSLA endorses national anthem and coat of arms. 26 May 2011
  4. ^ South Sudan Pound released July 18
  5. ^ "South Sudan pound to be launched next week". BBC News. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  6. ^ South Sudan Pound to be released by Monday - Government of South Sudan official website. Published 12 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  7. ^ South Sudan issued new pound notes 18 July 2011, BanknoteNews.com, Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  8. ^ Linzmayer, Owen (2012). "South Sudan". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, CA: www.BanknoteNews.com. 

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