The withdrawn Saudi-Arabian Riyal banknotes

You might have seen some currency notes in Saudi Arabia which are no more in circulation. In this article, we have shared all withdrawn currency notes of Saudi Arabia. Since 2007, Saudi Arabian monetary authority has issued the fifth edition of Saudi riyals. The fifth issue of riyals has improved security features.  

  1. One Saudi Riyal banknote

This Saudi Riyal banknote features the image of King Faisal. It is red in color and the text on it reads ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’. It was issued by the Saudi monetary agency in the year 1976 while they were withdrawn in 1985. Recommended: What are different landmarks on Saudi Currency Notes?

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The 1 Saudi Riyal note of 1984 series had the picture of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque, the King of Saudi Arabia from 1982-2005, King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. On the back, there is a landscape scene printed while on the bottom there is the picture of Saudi emblem of palm tree standing high on two swords. These notes were withdrawn in 2004.

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  1. Five Saudi Riyals banknote

The Saudi Riyal banknote of worth five Riyals is green in color and has a picture of King Faisal printed on it. It was issued by the Saudi monetary agency in the year 1976 while they were withdrawn in 1985.

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The 1984 series’ Saudi Riyal banknote of worth 5 has a portrait of King Fahd, King of Saudi Arabia. The words ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’ are also present on the note. They were withdrawn in 2004.

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  1. Ten Saudi Riyal banknotes

The banknotes issued by the Saudi Monetary Agency in 1976 worth 10 Saudi Riyals were having the picture of Saudi King, King Faisal printed on them. They were withdrawn in 1985.

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This Saudi ten riyals banknote has a portrait of King Fahd, Monarch of Saudi Arabia. Text on the note reads ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’. At the back, there is a picture of palm trees and on the bottom, the Saudi emblem of two swords below a palm tree is also present. The notes were withdrawn in 2004.

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  1. 20 Saudi Riyals banknote

The twenty riyals banknote has a picture of Saudi King Abdul Aziz. The blue note was withdrawn from the economy in 2008. The words ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency” is also printed on the note.

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  1. Fifty Saudi Riyal Banknotes

The Saudi Riyal 50 banknote that was issued by the Saudi Monetary Agency in 1976 and were withdrawn form the economy in 1985. This note also has a portrait of King Faisal printed on it.

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This blue-greenish note of worth 50 Saudi Riyals has a portrait of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. The note has text ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency̵” printed on it. The note has a stamp of Saudi emblem two swords beneath the palm tree is also present. The notes were withdrawn in 2004.

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  1. 100 Saudi Riyals Banknote

The prestigious 100 Saudi Riyal banknote had a portrait of King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud printed on it. The bank note has a text printed “Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency”, revealing that it has been printed and issued by the national monetary agency. The bank note was introduced in 1976 and was withdrawn in 1985.

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The prestigious 100 Saudi Riyal note of 1984 series had a picture of Saudi Arabian King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The text reads ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency̵”, showing that it has been printed by national monetary agency. The Saudi emblem of two swords beneath the palm tree is also present. The notes were withdrawn in 2004.

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The 100 Saudi Riyal note of 2003 series has a portrait of King Abdullah printed on it. The text ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’ is also present. These notes were withdrawn in 2008.

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  1. 200 Saudi Riyals banknote

The Saudi note of 2000 series of worth 200 Saudi Riyals gas a picture King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz. These notes were withdrawn in 2008.

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  1. 500 Saudi Riyals banknote

The image of HM Abd al-Aziz Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia is printed on the 500 Saudi Riyals banknote series. On the front there is a picture of Holy Kabah printed while on the back a wider picture of grand mosque is printed. The words ‘Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency’ are also present. The notes were withdrawn in 2004.

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The Saudi note of 2000 series of worth 500 Saudi Riyals gas a picture King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz. These notes were withdrawn in 2008. The note has a picture of Holy Kabah printed on it.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.