100 Riyals


Country Saudi Arabia
Issuing entity Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (2015-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 2016-2017
Value 100 Riyals
100 SAR = 27 USD
Currency Riyal (1960-date)
Composition Paper
Size 160 × 72 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 41
  • 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.


In the center we see the Green Dome (built in 1279 CE/678 AH) which is a green-colored dome built above the tomb of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the early Muslim Caliphs, Abu Bakr and Umar. The dome is located in the south-east corner of Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Mosque of the Prophet) in Medina.

Above it, in Arabic lettering, appear the name of Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, the number and date of the Royal Decree pursuant to which it was issued and the name of King Abdullah.

To the right we see the picture of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

At the bottom of the banknote we see the signatures of the the Minister of Finance and the Governor of Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.

Below in the center in between the signatures we see the value of the banknote printed in Arabic.


In the center we see a view of Al-Masjid an-Nabawī, known in English as The Prophet's Mosque, Al Haram. The Prophet's Mosque is a mosque built by the last Islamic prophet Muhammad in the city of Medina in the Al Madinah Province of Saudi Arabia.

To the right we see the emblem of the kingdom.

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
One Hundred Riyals


The portrait of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Electrotype '100'.



2016: Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey; Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Assaf.
2017: Ahmed Abdulkarim Alkholifey; Mohammed Al-Jadaan

Link to the security features: http://www.sama.gov.sa/en-US/Currency/PublishingImages/SixthIssueSecurityFeatures/info%20100.jpg

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2016  68% P#41a
2017  37% P#41b

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