Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (1976 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Sahrawi Peseta. Used in Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic: (1990 - present)
CurrencySahrawi Peseta
PeriodSahrawi Peseta
Used1990 - present
Description

The Sahrawi peseta (Arabic: البيزيتا الصحراوي‎, Spanish: Peseta Saharaui) is the currency of the partially recognized Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. It is divided in 100 céntimos, although coins with this denomination have never been minted, nor have banknotes been printed.

The first Sahrawi pesetas were minted in 1990, but they were not adopted as the national coin of Western Sahara until 1997. As this territory is mostly controlled by Morocco, the circulating currency in that part of the country is the Moroccan dirham, with Algerian dinar and Mauritanian ouguiya circulating alongside the Sahrawi peseta in the Sahrawi refugee camps and the SADR-controlled part of Western Sahara.

As it is not an official currency and not circulating, the Change Rate is not really realistic. Despite this, Sahrawi Peseta has been pegged at par to Spanish Peseta, and when the latter was phased out by the Euro, the rate became €1 for 166.386 Pts.

One Peseta
1 coin (1992)
Coin NameMintage
1 Peseta 1992 unknown
Two Pesetas
1 coin (1992)
Coin NameMintage
2 Pesetas 1992 unknown
Five Pesetas
1 coin (1992)
Coin NameMintage
5 Pesetas 1992 unknown
Fifty Pesetas
1 coin (1990)
Coin NameMintage
50 Pesetas 1990 unknown
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