500 Riyals

Features

Issuer Saudi Arabia
Type Standard banknote
Years 2007-2012
Value 500 Saudi Riyal
500 SAR = USD 133
Currency Riyal (1960-date)
Composition Paper
Size 166 × 74 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 222758
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 36
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

In the center we see the Ka'aba, which is a building at the center of Islam's most important mosque, "The Great Mosque of Mecca", in the Hezjazi city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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.

On the right side we see the picture of King Abdulaziz.

Below the picture of the king we see the value of the banknote printed in Arabic.

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

The foil strip on the left bears the value of the banknote and the emblem of the Kingdom.

Reverse

In the center we see a picture that features the Holy Mosque of Mecca, commonly known as al-Masjid al-Ḥarām. The mosque surrounds the Ka'aba in the city of Mecca, in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia.

On top of it appear the name of Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority and the value of the banknote in English.

At the bottom right we see the value of the banknote written in English with the emblem of the Kingdom above.

Lettering:
500
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
2007
Five Hundred Riyals
500

Watermark

The portrait of King Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud.
Electrotype '500'.

Comments

Signatures

2007: Hamad Ibn Saud Al Sayari; Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Assaf.
2009: Muhammad Al Jasser; Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Assaf.
2012: Fahad Al Mubarak; Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Assaf.

Link to the security features: http://www.sama.gov.sa/ar-sa/Currency/Documents/sec500.jpg

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  P#36a
2009  P#36b
2012  P#36c

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