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Official country name: Republic  of Namibia

The Namibian Dollar is the official currency of Namibia. After the country gained its independence in 1990, the Dollar was introduced in 1993 to replace the South African Rand. The Rand is still legal tender, since the Namibia Dollar is pegged to the Rand.

1 dollar = 100 cents; ISO code = NAD 516

24th October 2020, 1 USD= 17.13 namibian dollars; 1 euro = 19.92 namibian dollars; 

Current Banknotes

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

                        10 Dollars (US$0.58; €0.50) P-11a; B-209 Color: Blue and green Dimensions: 129 x 70 mm

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); diamond at center.
Back: Springbok.
Security thread: windowed with demetalized BON 10.
Printer: Oberthur Technologies.
Watermark: Sam Nujoma and electrotype 10.
Date: 2012 Intro: 15.05.2012
Signature: Ipumbu Shiimi (Governor)

   

P-11b; B-214
Front: ... diamond at right.
Date: 2013 Intro: 17.06.2013

   

P-16; B-216
Front: ... no diamond.
Date: 2015 Intro: 20.10.2015

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.

   

20 Dollars (US$1.17; €1.00) P-12a; B-210 Color: Orange and purple, Dimensions: 134 x 70 mm

Front: Dr. Sam Nujoma, Parliament building (Windhoek); diamond at center.
Back: Springbok.
Security thread: windowed with demetalized BON 20.
Printer: Oberthur Technologies.
Watermark: Sam Nujoma and electrotype 20.
Date: 2011 Intro: 15.05.2012
Signature: Ipumbu Shiimi (Governor)

   

P-12b; B-215
Front: ... diamond at right.
Date: 2013 Intro: 17.06.2013

   

P-17; B-217
Front: ... no diamond.
Date: 2015 Intro: 20.10.2015

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.

   

50 Dollars (US$2.92; €2.51) P-13; B-211 Color: Green and orange Dimensions: 140 x 70 mm

Front: Captain Hendrik Witbooi, Parliament building (Windhoek).
Back: Kudus.
Security thread: Green-to-magenta/blue windowed Janus with demetalized BON 50.
Printer: Oberthur Technologies.
Watermark: Hendrik Witbooi and electrotype 50.
Dates: 2012; 2016; 2019 Intro: 15.05.2012
Signature: Ipumbu Shiimi (Governor)

   

100 Dollars (US$5.84; €5.02) P-14; B-212 Color: Pink and gray Dimensions: 147 x 70 mm

Front: Captain Hendrik Witbooi, Parliament building (Windhoek).
Back: Oryx.
Security thread: Green-to-magenta/blue Janus windowed with demetalized BON 100.
Printer: Oberthur Technologies.
Watermark: Hendrik Witbooi and electrotype 100.
Date: 2012; 2018 Intro: 15.05.2012
Signature: Ipumbu Shiimi (Governor)

   

200 Dollars (US$11.68; €10.04) P-15; B-213 Color: Purple and yellow Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm

Front: Captain Hendrik Witbooi, Parliament building (Windhoek).
Back: Roan antelope.
Security thread: Windowed with demetalized BON 200.
Printer: Oberthur Technologies.
Watermark: Hendrik Witbooi and electrotype 200.
Dates: 2012; 2015; 2018 Intro: 15.05.2012
Signature: Ipumbu Shiimi (Governor)

Commemorative issues

  • Namibia’s 30th Independence Anniversary.

   

30 dollars (US$1.75; €1.51) P-NL; B-218a Color: Blue and green Dimensions: 134 x 70 mm Polymer: Guardian™

Front: Rhinoceros, Presidents Dr. Sam Nujoma, Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba, Hage Geingob.
Back: Rhinoceros, arms.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Oberthur Technologies (France) - OT.
Watermark: None. See-through window dpicting the Black Namibian Rhino
Date: 2020 Intro: 15.05.2020.
Quantity: 5 000 000.
Signature: Ipumbu Shiimi (Governor)
Theme: “3 Decades of Peace and Stability,” represented by the smooth transition of power between the three presidents since independence.

Bank of Namibia – 30th Independence Anniversary video

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Series of 1993.

Series of 1996-2001.

  • The South African Rand was the official currency from 1920 to 1990. The Rand is still considered legal tender in Namibia; the Namibia Dollar is pegged to the Rand at a rate of 1:1.
  • Namibia was a member of the Common Monetary Area after it gained independence in 1990 until the introduction of the Namibia Dollar in 1993.
  • In September 15, 1993, the first banknotes were issued by the Bank of Namibia; the first coins were introduced in December of the following year.

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.

 The year of issue on the banknotes is missing.