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|البيزيتا الصحراوي (Arabic)
Peseta Saharaui (Spanish)
|ISO 4217 code||EHP|
|Central bank||Polisario Front|
|User(s)||Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic|
|Source||The World Factbook.|
|Pegged with||Euro (166.386 Pesetas = 1 €)|
|Symbol||₧ (rare, see Spanish peseta) / Ptas.|
|Coins||1, 2, 5, 50, 100, 200, 500 pesetas|
The Sahrawi peseta (Arabic: البيزيتا الصحراوي, Spanish: Peseta Saharaui) is the currency of the partially recognized Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. It is divided in 100 céntimos, although coins with this denomination have never been minted, nor have banknotes been printed.
The first Sahrawi pesetas were minted in 1990, but they were not adopted as the national coin of Western Sahara until 1997. As this territory is mostly controlled by Morocco, the circulating currency in that part of the country is the Moroccan dirham, with Algerian dinar and Mauritanian ouguiya circulating alongside the Sahrawi peseta in the Sahrawi refugee camps and the SADR-controlled part of Western Sahara.
As it is not an official currency and not circulating, the exchange rate is not really realistic. Despite this, Sahrawi Peseta has been pegged at par to Spanish Peseta, and when the latter was phased out by the Euro, the rate became €1 for 166.386 Pts.
Non-commemorative coins are supposedly designated for circulation. They are made from cupronickel. The denominations are: 1, 2, 5, 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesetas.
|Denomination||Year||Metal||Diameter (mm.)||Weight (gr.)||Obverse||Reverse||Image|
Gold 40,000 pesetas. 15th Anniversary of diplomatic relations with Venezuela (1997)