20 Shilin / 20 Shillings

Features

Country Somalia
Period Somali Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1991
Value 20 N-Shilin Soomaali/New Somali Shillings
20 SOS = 0.035 USD
Currency Shilling (1962-date)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
References P# R1
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Trader and a camel.

Lettering:
BANKIGA DHEXE EE SOOMAALIYA
N20
SHILIN
N20
SHILLINGS
N20
SHILIN
SOOMAALI

Translation:
Central Bank of Somalia
Twenty New Somali Shillings.

Reverse

Cotton harvest

Lettering:
البنك المركزي الصومالي
٢٠
CENTRAL BANK OF
SOMALILA
N20 SHILIN SOOMAALI
N20 SOMALI SHILLINGS

Translation:
Central Bank of Somalia
Twenty New Somali Shillings.

Comments

Issued by the Central Bank of Somalia (Bankiga Dhexe ee Soomaaliya; البنك المركزي الصومالي‎), and was authorized by the Decree of September 18, 1990, which was done by the Central Government of President Siad Barré. It was delivered by the manufacturer in November 1991 into the turmoil and disturbances of the Somali Civil War, with the collapse of the Central Government of President Siad Barré, which was declared as no longer effective and also caused the Central Bank of Somalia to no longer function. The notes were then seized by United Somali Congress (USC) interim President Ali Mahdi Mohamed, whose Army and supporters were referred to as "Mogadishu Northern Forces", where these notes continued to circulate in the areas under their control (i.e. north and around Mogadishu).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  Issued note.

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