South Sudanese pound
|South Sudanese pound|
|Banknotes||5, 10, 25 piasters, 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100 pounds|
|Coins||10, 20, 50 piasters, 1, 2 pounds|
|Central bank||Bank of South Sudan|
The South Sudanese pound is the official currency of the Republic of South Sudan. It is subdivided into 100 piasters. It was approved by the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly before secession on 9 July 2011 from Sudan. It was introduced on 18 July 2011, and replaced the Sudanese pound at par.
The banknotes feature the image of John Garang, the deceased leader of South Sudan's independence movement.
Six different denominations (1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 pounds) in the form of banknotes have been confirmed, and five denominations (1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 piasters) will be issued in the form of coins.
As part of a currency redesign to reduce confusion, a 1 Pound coin was released to replace the 1 Pound banknote, and a coin for 2 Pounds has also been released at the same time as the 1 Pound coin. The 10, 20 and 100 pound notes were all redesigned.
In November 2016 the Governor of the Bank of South Sudan issued a statement dismissing as false reports claiming that the bank was printing new notes with the denominations of 200, 500 and 1,000 pounds.
|Banknotes of the South Sudanese pound|
|5 South Sudanese piasters||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Ostrich||The Flag of South Sudan in repeated rows and Dr. John Garang de Mabior on the right front of the note|
|10 South Sudanese piasters||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Kudu||The Flag of South Sudan in repeated rows and Dr. John Garang de Mabior on the right front of the note|
|25 South Sudanese piasters||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||River Nile||The Flag of South Sudan in repeated rows and Dr. John Garang de Mabior on the right front of the note|
|1 South Sudanese pound||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Giraffes||Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 1|
|5 South Sudanese pounds||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Sanga cattle||Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 5|
|10 South Sudanese pounds||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Buffaloes; pineapple||Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 10|
|20 South Sudanese pounds||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Oryx antelopes; oil derrick||Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 20|
|25 South Sudanese pounds||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Oryx antelopes; oil derrick||Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 25|
|50 South Sudanese pounds||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Elephants||Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 50|
|100 South Sudanese pounds||Dr. John Garang de Mabior||Lion; waterfall||Dr. John Garang de Mabior and an electrotype 100|
Bimetallic coins denominated 1 Pound and 2 Pounds has been put into circulation during 2016.
- 10 Piasters - Copper-plated Steel - Oil rig.
- 20 Piasters - Brass-plated Steel - Shoebill stork.
- 50 Piasters - Nickel-plated Steel - Northern white rhino.
- 1 Pound - Bronze-plated Steel centre / Nikel-plated Steel ring - Nubian giraffe.
- 2 Pounds - Nickel-plated Steel centre / Bronze-plated Steel ring - African Shield.
- South Sudan new piaster notes confirmed. Banknote News. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
- New issues World Bi-Metallic Coin News (www.worldbcnews.com). Retrieved on 2015-07-08.
- South Sudan 2015 - New coin family World Coin News (worldcoinnews.blogspot.com). July 9, 2015. Retrieved on 2015-07-09.
- Adaku Samuel. "South Sudan To Issue New Currency On July 9". Juba Post. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
- SSLA endorses national anthem and coat of arms. 26 May 2011 Archived July 31, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- South Sudan Pound released July 18 Archived January 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- "South Sudan pound to be launched next week". BBC News. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
- South Sudan Pound to be released by Monday - Government of South Sudan official website. Published 12 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- South Sudan issued new pound notes 18 July 2011, BanknoteNews.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-05.
- Linzmayer, Owen (2012). "South Sudan". The Banknote Book. San Francisco, California: Banknote News.
- World’s Newest Country Issues Circulation Coins on National Independence Day Coin Update (news.coinupdate.com). July 10, 2015. Retrieved on 2015-07-13.
- South Sudan new 20-pound note (B111) confirmed BanknoteNews.com. April 22, 2016. Retrieved on 2016-04-22.
- Ofori-Atta, Prince. "South Sudan introduces new bank notes | East & Horn Africa". www.theafricareport.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "2 Pounds 2016, South Sudan | Catalog | CoinBrothers". coin-brothers.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
- "S. Sudan bank governor denies introducing new bank note". Sudan Tribune. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
- "South Sudan government to introduce coins on Independence Day". Sudan Tribune. 2015-07-08. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
- "World's Newest Country Issues Circulation Coins on National Independence Day | Coin Update". news.coinupdate.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
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