Information about currency: Somali Shilling

Somali Shilling (1962 - present)
Currency NameSomali Shilling
System1 Shilling = 100 Senti
ISO CodeSOS
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.)

Period: First Shilling (1962 - 1990)
NameFirst Shilling
Period1962 - 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.)

Period: Second Shilling (1990 - present)
NameSecond Shilling
Period1990 - present
ISO CodeSOS
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.)

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Somali Shilling: Details
Issued BySomalia
From1962
To
Somali Shilling: Users
CountryPeriodFromTo
Flag of Somalia Somalia Somali Shilling (First Shilling) 1962 1990
Flag of Somalia Somalia Somali Shilling (Second Shilling) 1990