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Banknotes and Coins

Banknotes Series

The Bank of Tanzania introduced a new series of banknotes in January 2011. The Banknotes series are in the denominations of Shillings 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10000. 

The previous series of banknotes issued in 2003 continues to circulate in parallel with the new issue. These will be withdrawn from circulation gradually until a date when they will be declared demonetized.

All banknotes issues, in the denominations of Shillings 500, 1000, 5000 and 10000, which were circulating prior to February 2003, were withdrawn from circulation.  However, they continue to be exchanged only at the Bank of Tanzania.

New Banknotes (February 2003)
Security Features brochure: Page 1  Page 2
500 Shilling banknote and its security features
1000 Shilling banknote and its security features
2000 Shilling banknote and its security features
5000 Shilling banknote and its security features
10000 Shilling banknote and its security features

Currently Circulating Coins

The current coins in circulation are as follows:  =/05, =/10, =/20, =/50, 1/=, 5/=, 10/=, 20/=, 50/=, 100/= and 200/=.

Phased out Banknotes

Banknotes that Ceased to be used on 30 September, 2003


Contact:

The Manager, Currency

 P. O. Box 2939
Bank of Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM 

email: jcrushaka@hq.bot-tz.org

Tel. phone No: +255-22-2235673

Fax No: +255-22-2234173

 

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