The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has unveiled a new special OMR 50 banknote “in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the modern Oman renaissance.”

Oman News Agency reports the note is part of the bank’s sixth edition of new banknotes which will enter into circulation this month.

During the last quarter of the year, the bank will also offer its sixth edition of the new banknotes for all other cash categories for circulation in the Sultanate.

Oman News Agency reports these include the categories of “20 riyals, 10 riyals, 5 riyals, one and a half riyals, and 100 baisa.”

The new OMR 50 banknote has the following features:

General features

Denomination: RO 50
Size: 76mm x 173mm
Colour: Green
Issuance year: 1441 AH – 2020 G.

Front design

  • A portrait of the late Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. Below is the late HM’s reign period: 1970 – 2020 G.
  • The façade of the Central Bank of Oman building.
  • Signature of the Deputy Chairman of CBO’s Board of Governors.

Back design

  • Façades of the following buildings: the Council of Oman, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance.

oman banknote

Security features of the banknote

Front design:
A golden security patch window on the right side of the banknote depicting the following: the main entrance the Central Bank of Oman building, CBO name in both Arabic and English, the numeral 50 in Arabic, the numeral 50, LASER-engraved in English, revealed under any light source, and a blue-inked window which is revealed under any light source.

A shiny, multicoloured security patch on the left side in the form of the numeral 50, depicting moving elements of colour shifting gradually from green to gold when the banknote is tilted.

On the left side there are three watermarks on the banknote. These include a portrait of late Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and the numeral 50 printed in Arabic twice; both are revealed under any light source.

For the blind and the visually impaired, there is an ornamental pattern in seven repetition with intaglio printing on the left and right sides in order to recognize the value of the denomination when touching the banknote.

The printing of the coloured Khanjar (dagger) on the back of the note completes the image of the white Khanjar on the front side of the note when viewed against the light.

Back design:
A shiny, multicoloured security patch on the left side in the form of the numeral 50, depicting moving elements of colour shifting gradually from green to gold when the banknote is tilted.

Shiny ink inspired by the belt of the Omani Khanjar, depicted in yellow and green on the middle of the banknote, and the centre depicts the numeral 50 printed in English.

A reflection of the watermark image on the front design of the banknote with the same characteristics.

On the left side of the banknote there is an identical match for the golden security patch depicted on the front design.

On the back of the note, the printing of the coloured Khanjar completes the image of the white Khanjar which is on the front side, this can be see when viewed against the light.

Join the conversation.

Keesing Technologies

Keesing Platform forms part of Keesing Technologies
The global market leader in banknote and ID document verification