- Monetary unit:
- Country code:
- Mozambique, Republic
- of 784 090 sq. km
- Portuguese (state), etc. dialects
- MZ (MOZ) 508
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Monetary unit of Mozambique is the metical equal of 100 centavo and manufactured by Bank of Mozambique.
As the native currency of the Mozambique which has received independence in 1975, a metical has been accepted on June, 16th, 1980, having replaced the escudo, reminding of the colonial past of the country, its communications with Portugal. On June, 1st, 2006 the native currency of Mozambique has been subjected denomination in which course of 1000 old, not denominated meticals interchanged for 1 new metical.
In the cash circulation there are notes of denomination of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 meticals.
On face side of a denomination of denomination of 20 meticals (the size - 142 x 65 mm, primary colours - violet and lilac) is represented Samora Mashel, on the back is seated the plotting of a rhinoceros. It is necessary to notice that the portrait of Samora Mashel places on face side of notes of all nominal values.
The Back of a denomination in nominal value of 50 meticals (the size - 145 x 65 mm, primary colours - beige and yellow) contains the plotting of a gazelle. On the back of the note in nominal value of 100 meticals (the size - 147 x 65 mm, primary colours - red and red-brown) is represented a giraffe.
The Plotting of a lion is seated on the back notes of denomination in 200 meticals in the size 149 x 65 mm and coloured mainly in blue, green and dark blue colours. The back of the note in nominal value of 500 meticals (the size - 153 x 65 mm, primary colours - red and purple) is decorated by the plotting of herd of buffalo s.
Notes of all nominal values are supplied by protective elements - watermarks, protective strips and hologrammes.
C on October, 1st, 2011, the Bank of Mozambique has entered new family of notes which are similar to notes of a series of 2006, but with the expanded functions of safety into the circulation. Three notes of the least dignity are printed now on polymer while the maximum nominal values remain on paper carriers.
For inhabitants of Mozambique characteristicly very valid relation to the
To the native currency, despite its instability. It is connected by that instead of escudo they perceive introduction of a metical as one of the major steps to the national independence of Portugal which were
Mother countries of Mozambique.
It is updated 03.2012