The Catalog Updated

Official country name: Republic  of Namibia

Namibia uses namibian dollar since 1993

1 dollar = 100 cents; ISO code = NAD 516

Current Banknotes

  • 10 dollars
  • 20 dollars
  • 50 dollars
  • 100 dollars
  • 200 dollars

             

10 Dollars (US$0.74; €0.69) P-11a; TBB-B209 Color: Blue and green Dimensions: 129 x 70 mm

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); diamond at center*

Back: Springbok

Security: windowed security thread with demetalized BON 10

Printer: OT

Watermark: Sam Nujoma and electrotype 10

Date: 2012 Intro: 15.05.2012

         

            

10 Dollars (US$0.74; €0.69) P-11b; TBB-B214

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); diamond at right*

Date: 2013 Intro: 17.06.2013

         

            

10 Dollars (US$0.74; €0.69) P-16; TBB-B216

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); no diamond*

Date: 2015 Intro: 20.10.2015

             

20 Dollars (US$1.49; €1.39) P-12a; TBB-B210 Color: Orange and purple, Dimensions: 134 x 70 mm

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); diamond at center*

Back: Springbok

Security: windowed security thread with demetalized BON 20

Printer: OT

Watermark: Sam Nujoma and electrotype 20

Date: 2011 Intro: 15.05.2012

         

            

20 Dollars (US$1.49; €1.39) P-12b; TBB-B215

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); diamond at right*

Date: 2013 Intro: 17.06.2013

         

            

20 Dollars (US$1.49; €1.39) P-17; TBB-B217

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); no diamond*

Date: 2015; 2018 Intro: 20.10.2015

           

50 Dollars (US$3.72; €3.46) P-13; TBB-B211 Color: Green and orange Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Captain Hendrik Witbooi, Parliament building (Windhoek)

Back: Kudus

Security: Green-to-magenta/blue windowed Janus security thread with demetalized BON 50

Printer: OT

Watermark: Hendrik Witbooi and electrotype 50

Dates: 2012; 2016 Intro: 15.05.2012

            

100 Dollars (US$7.44; €6.93) P-14; TBB-B212 Color: Pink and gray Dimensions: 147 x 70 mm

Front: Captain Hendrik Witbooi, Parliament building (Windhoek)

Back: Oryx

Security: Green-to-magenta/blue Janus windowed security thread with demetalized BON 100

Printer: OT

Watermark: Hendrik Witbooi and electrotype 100

Date: 2012; 2018 Intro: 15.05.2012

           

200 Dollars (US$14.89; €13.86) P-15; TBB-B213 Color: Purple and yellow Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm

Front: Captain Hendrik Witbooi, Parliament building (Windhoek)

Back: Roan antelope

Security: Windowed security thread with demetalized BON 200

Printer: OT

Watermark: Hendrik Witbooi and electrotype 200

Dates: 2012; 2015; 2018 Intro: 15.05.2012

Rare in circulation

Series of 1993 (10, 50 and 100 dollars)

Series of 1996-2001 (10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 dollars)

Terms of import and export of currencies

Currency Import regulations:
Residents and non-residents: local currency (Namibian Dollar – NAD): NAD 50,000.- in Namibia Reserve Banknotes. Foreign currencies and traveler’s cheques: unlimited, if declared on arrival.

No limit for travel between Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.

Currency Export regulations:
Residents: local currency: NAD 50,000.- in Namibia Reserve Banknotes. Foreign currencies, traveler’s cheques, bank drafts etc.: Limits per calendar year per person (12 years of age and over), for travel to:
– Angola, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe: NAD 20,000.-; per child under 12 years: NAD 5,000.-. Max. NAD 1,000.- per day spent abroad.
– all other countries: NAD 60,000.-; per child under 12 years: NAD 20,000.-. Max. NAD 2,000.- per day spent abroad.
Non-residents: local currency: NAD 50,000.-. Foreign currencies and traveler’s cheques: up to the amounts imported and declared if departure is within 12 months of entry.

No limit for travel between Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.

New issues

The Central Bank of Namibia announced that it will launch a commemorative banknote:

“The Bank is pleased to announce that it will launch a commemorative banknote on 21st of March 2020. The commemorative banknote will be introduced in celebration of Namibia’s 30th Independence Anniversary.

Notes

In 1993 the dollar replaced the South African rand, which had been the country’s currency while it was under South African rule as South-West Africa (1920–1990)

The rand of South Africa is freely accepted

The year of issue on the banknotes is missing

* The Bank of Namibia has discovered that the diamond-shaped optically variable ink patch on the N$10 and N$20 notes was cracking after multiple folding and handling. The Bank of Namibia has recently issued in limited quantity, the N$10 and N$20 notes on paper with improved quality and shifted the placement of the diamond-shaped optically variable ink feature. In 2013 the center diamond moved a little bit to the right, in 2015 the diamond was removed.