Somalia: Coins Issued and Used

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Somalia (1960 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Somalia, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Somali Shilling. Used in Somalia: (1962 - 1990)
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSomali Shilling (First Shilling)
Used1962 - 1990
Description

The Somali Shilling (sign: Sh.So.; Somali: shilin; Arabic: شلن‎; Italian: scellino) is the official currency of Somalia. It is subdivided into 100 senti (Somali, also سنت), cents (English) or centesimi (Italian).

The shilling has been the currency of parts of Somalia since 1921, when the East African shilling was introduced to the former British Somaliland protectorate. Following the 1960 independence and unification of the former territories of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland, their respective currencies, the East African shilling and Somalo (which were equal in value) were replaced at par in 1962 by the Somali shilling. Names used for its denominations were cent (singular: centesimo; plural: centesimi) and سنت (plural: سنتيمات), along with shilling (singular: scellino; plural: scellini) and شلن.

The currency was reformed in 1990, with 100 old shillings exchanged for one new shilling (now spelled as Shilin Soomaali on the banknotes.)

Currency: Somali Shilling. Used in Somalia: (1990 - present)
CurrencySomali Shilling
PeriodSomali Shilling (Second Shilling)
Used1990 - present
Description

The Somali Shilling (sign: Sh.So.; Somali: shilin; Arabic: شلن‎; Italian: scellino) is the official currency of Somalia. It is subdivided into 100 senti (Somali, also سنت), cents (English) or centesimi (Italian).

The shilling has been the currency of parts of Somalia since 1921, when the East African shilling was introduced to the former British Somaliland protectorate. Following the 1960 independence and unification of the former territories of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland, their respective currencies, the East African shilling and Somalo (which were equal in value) were replaced at par in 1962 by the Somali shilling. Names used for its denominations were cent (singular: centesimo; plural: centesimi) and سنت (plural: سنتيمات), along with shilling (singular: scellino; plural: scellini) and شلن.

The currency was reformed in 1990, with 100 old shillings exchanged for one new shilling (now spelled as Shilin Soomaali on the banknotes.)

Silver Twenty-five Grams
1 coin (2006)
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