Nepali Currency – Everything About Currency of Nepal With Forex Exchange Rate


Current feature of Nepalese notes

Basically, Nepalese notes appear colorful with a beautiful portrait of natural resources and animals. Modifications have been done in the appearance the Nepalese banknotes recently. The current features that can be seen in these notes are:

Five rupee notes:

The color of the five Rupee note appears to be red, Pink and brown. It has Mount Everest, Temple of Taleju in the front and on the back appears the Reverse side of the coin with the Two yaks grazing and Mount Everest.

It was issued in 2012. Another five Rupee note was issued in the year 2017 with Mount Everest; Kasthamandap Temple in front and yak at the back. The dimensions of both the notes are the same with 120 × 70mm.

Ten rupee note:

The ten rupee note is printed in Brown, green and purple color with Mount Everest and Garud Narayan of Changu Narayan Temple in front. Three black bucks grazing and trees with the Bank Logo at the back side. It was issued in the year 2012. The dimensions of the note are 133x70mm.

Twenty rupees note:

The twenty rupees note appears in Orange and Brown color with Mount Everest; Temple of God Krishna of Patan and Garuda on top of the pillar in the front side. Swamp deer, trees, Mountain and Bank Logo appear on the back side. It was issued in the year 2012. 138 × 70 mm is the dimensions of the note.

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Fifty rupees note:

This note is in Purple, green and blue color with Mount Everest; Rama-Janaki Temple of Janakpur in the front. The Male Thar; Mountains and Bank Logo are present in the back of the note. The issued year of this note was in 2012.

Another fifty rupees note was introduced in the year 2016 with Mount Everest; Rama-Janaki Temple of Janakpur in the front side and Snow Leopard; Bank Logo on the back. The color was the same as before. 142×70 mm is the dimensions of the note.

Hundred rupees note:

The hundred rupees note was designed in the color of Green and purple. It has Mount Everest; Mayadevi inside silver metallic oval; Map of Nepal; Ashoka pillar; Woodcuts of Taleju Temple in Kathmandu; Description Lumbini – Birthplace of Lord Buddha on the front.

A rhinoceros on the grassy ground; Bank Logo of Nepal Rastra bank appear in the back of the note. The year this note was issued was in 2012 and 2015. 146×70 mm is the dimensions of the note at present.

Five hundred note:

This banknote in Brown and violet color with Mount Everest; God Indra; Mount Amadablam and Thyangboche Monastery; Woodcuts and clouds on the front. Two tigers drinking melted snow appear in the back side of the note. It was issued in 2012.

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Another five hundred note was introduced in the market in 2016 with a slight change. The note has Mount Everest; God Indra; Mount Amadablam and Thyangboche Monastery; Woodcuts; clouds on the front and tiger on the back. 160x70mm is the dimensions of this note at present.

One thousand rupees note:

This note of one thousand appear in Blue and gray color with Mount Everest, Swayambhunath Stupa & Harati Temple on the front and elephant in the back. It was issued in the year 2013. 172×70 mm is the dimensions of this note at present.

The features of the notes issued between 2001 to 2007

DenominationDimensionsColorFront sideBackside
1Re.107×70Blue purpleKing Gyanendra and the temple in the capital of NepalTwo Himalayan musk deer against the backdrop of Mount Ama Dablam
2rs.Green yellowKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradise
5 Rs120×70Red pinkKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradise and the temple in BhaktapurA pair of yaks on the background of Mount Everest
10 RsBrown greenKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradiseGarna
20 RsOrange brownKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradiseIndian zambar
25 RS.King Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradiseBuffalo
50 RS.BlueKing Gyanendra in the Nepalese national costume, the central bank of Nepal, Machapuchare mountain in the Himalayas, King Ashoka’s column in LumbiniA pair of peacocks on the background of Ama Dablam
50 RS.BlueKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradiseHimalayan Tar
100 RS.GreenKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradiseRhinoceros
500 RS.BrownKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradisePair of tigers
1000 RS.Blue-grayKing Gyanendra in the crown with a plume of feathers of the bird of paradiseElephant

COINS OF THE FEDERATIVE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL

10 Paisa: Obverse:

In the center is the royal crown. Along the edge of the coin there is a semicircle in the Nepali language – at the top is the name of the country, at the bottom is the year of issue. Reverse: In the center – face value in Nepali, framed at the edges with spikes. Made of Aluminum. The diameter is 17.00 mm. Weight – 0.72 g.

25 Paisa: Obverse:

In the center is the royal crown. Along the edge of the coin, there are semicircular inscriptions in Nepali – at the top of the country, at the bottom – the year of issue. Reverse: In the center – face value in Nepali, framed at the edges with spikes. Made of Aluminum. The diameter is 20.00 mm. Weight – 0.98 g. This type of coin was issued in 2001–2003. In 1994 – 2000 a coin of similar design was produced, weighing 1.5 g.

50 Paisa: Obverse:

In the center – the image of the crown of the Nepalese dynasty over crossed daggers and flags. Along the edge of the coin, there are semicircular inscriptions in Nepali – at the top of the country, at the bottom – the year of issue. Reverse: In the center – Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple center and village on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal, object number 121 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Along the edges – denomination in Nepali. Made of Aluminum. Diameter – 22.50 mm. Weight – 1.40 g. Smooth edge. This type of coin was issued in 2003, 2004.

1 rupee: Obverse:

In the center – religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, rod, and trident are present. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: In the center – the image of the temple, below – the value of the Nepalese numeral. Along the edge of the coin are inscriptions in Nepali. Made from Brass plated steel. The diameter is 20.00 mm. Weight – 3.96 g. Smooth. This type of coin was issued in 2001 – 2004. In 1994, 1995 a coin of similar design was produced, but of a larger size, and, accordingly, larger inscriptions (steel, clad with brass, diameter – 22.00 mm., weight – 3.50 g.

1 rupee: Obverse:

In the center – religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, rod, and trident. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: In the center – the image of the temple, below – the value of the Nepalese numeral. Along the edge of the coin are inscriptions in Nepali. The year it was released was 2062 B. S. It was made from brass plated steel. Diameter – 19.95 mm., Thickness – 1.80 mm. Weight – 3.95 g. Smooth.

1 rupee: Obverse:

In the center present the religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, and rod. In the center of the composition, in the square – the image of Mount Everest. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: In the center, there is a contour image of the country, at the bottom, there is a face value in Nepalese numeral. At the top of the coin is the inscription: NEPAL Re.1. it was made from Brass plated steel. Diameter – 19.95 mm., Thickness – 1.80 mm. Weight – 3.95 g. Smooth. This type of coin was issued in 2007, 2009.

2 rupees: Obverse:

In the center present religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, and rod. In the center of the composition, in the square – the image of Mount Everest. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: In the center – a peasant plowing on two buffaloes; below – face value Nepalese numeral. At the top of the semicircle is the name of the country in Nepali and in English: NEPAL. It was made from Brass plated steel. Diameter – 24.93 mm. Weight – 5.00 g. Smooth edge. This type of coin was issued in 2006, 2009.

5 rupees: Obverse:

In the center is the religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, rod, and trident. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: In the center – the image of the temple, below – the value of the Nepalese numeral. Along the edge of the coin are inscriptions in Nepali. The coin was issued in 1996 and made from Brass. The diameter is 25.00 mm. Weight – 5.00 g. Smooth edge. In 1994, a coin of similar design was produced, from steel, clad with brass, with a diameter of 27 mm.

10 rupees: Obverse:

In the center is the religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, rod, and trident. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: The image of the sun and moon over the three mountain peaks; denomination Nepalese numerals. Below the inscription in English: VISIT NEPAL ’98. It was issued in 1997 and was made from Copper-nickel alloy. The diameter is 25.00 mm. Weight – 10.10 g. Smooth edge.

Rare coins of previous issues, as well as coins of commemorative, anniversary and special issues of 2, 5, 10, 20, 25 rupees,  are rare.

10 Paisa: Obverse:

In the center is the image of the crown of the Nepalese dynasty over crossed daggers and flags. Along the edge of the inscription in a semicircle in the Nepali language – at the top is the name of the country, at the bottom – the year of issue. Reverse: In the center is the denomination in Nepali, framed at the edges of the ears. It was made from Aluminum with the Diameter – 21.50 mm. Weight – 1.30 g. Smooth edge. Circulation up to 30,172,000. The coin of this type was produced in 1982 – 1993.

10 Paisa: Obverse:

In the center is the royal crown of the enlarged type. Along the edge of the coin, there are semicircular inscriptions in Nepali – at the top of the country, at the bottom – the year of issue. Reverse: In the center is the face value in Nepali, framed at the edges with spikes. It was made from Aluminum. The diameter is 17.00 mm. Weight – 0.72 g. Smooth edge. The coin of this type was issued in 1994 – 2000.

50 Paisa: Obverse:

In the center is the royal crown. Along the edge of the coin, there are semicircular inscriptions in Nepali – at the top of the country, at the bottom – the year of issue. Reverse: In the center of the coin is the Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple center and village on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal.

It is the object number 121 on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Along the edges – denomination in Nepali. It was composed of Aluminum. Its Diameter is 22.50 mm. Weight – 1.40 g. Smooth edge. This type of coin was issued in 2001, 2002. In 1994 – 2000 a coin of similar design was produced, but with more subtle inscriptions.

1 rupee: Obverse:

In the center is the religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, rod, and trident. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: In the center – the image of the temple, below – the value of the Nepalese numeral.

Along the edge of the coin are inscriptions in Nepali. It was composed of Brass. Diameter is 20.00 mm., Thickness is 1.95 mm. Weight – 4.08 g. Smooth. This type of coin was issued in 1995 – 2003.

2 rupees: Obverse:

In the center present the religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, rod, and trident. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: The image of the sun and moon over the three mountain peaks; denomination Nepalese numerals.

Below the inscription in English: VISIT NEPAL ’98. The coin was made from Aluminum-bronze alloy. Diameter is 25. 00 Weight – 5.00 g. Smooth edge. This type of coin was issued in 1996, 1997.

5 rupees: Obverse:

In the center has religious emblems: crescent, sun, wheel, shell, lotus flower, rod, and trident. Circularly placed 64 points, symbolizing the 64 deities. Reverse: The image of the sun and moon over the three mountain peaks; denomination Nepalese numerals.

Below the inscription in English: VISIT NEPAL ’98. It was made from Copper. The diameter is 25.00 mm. Weight – 5.00 g. Grooved corrugated. The only year of release is 1997.

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