Information about currency: Sahrawi Peseta

Sahrawi Peseta (1990 - present)
Currency NameSahrawi Peseta

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.

Non-commemorative coins are supposedly designated for circulation. They are made from cupronickel. The denominations are: 1, 2, 5, 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesetas. There have also been commemorative emissions in copper, silver and gold.

Coin Types in currency: Sahrawi Peseta (5)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
Fifty Pesetas Regular Circulating 1990 1990 1
Five Pesetas Regular Circulating 1992 1992 1
Two Pesetas Regular Circulating 1992 1992 1
One Peseta Regular Circulating 1992 1992 1
Unsorted Other 8
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Sahrawi Peseta: Details
Issued BySahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Sahrawi Peseta: Users
Flag of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Peseta 1990