500 Riyals

Features

Country Saudi Arabia
Issuing entity Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (2015-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 2016-2017
Value 500 Saudi Riyal
500 SAR = 133 USD
Currency Riyal (1960-date)
Composition Paper
Size 166 × 74 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 42
  • 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

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.

To the right we see the picture of late King Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman 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.

Reverse

In the center we see a view 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.

To the right we see the emblem of the kingdom.

Lettering:
Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
500
2016
500
Five Hundred Riyals

Watermark

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

Comments

Signatures:

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%20500.jpg

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  75% P#42a
2017  25% P#42b

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