Nepali paisa is unique and the design is totally amazing. Nepali note looks different than other countries. We have listed all the Nepali notes and Nepali currency available in the market.
There were some Nepali old coins of 10 paisa, 25 paisa, 50 paisa previously. It is rare to find these old coins of Nepal in the Nepalese market.
The Nepali Paisa has undergone several changes over the years. Prior to the 1970s, Nepal used the Mohar, a thread woven around a soya bean. Then, it became the Licchavi era, during which Nepal issued its first coins. However, the currency remained the same until 1932, when the country issued copper dams valued at four copper dams. Then, in 1952, the government introduced the current denominations of the note.
Banknotes were introduced in 1950. Today, there are Nepali notes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 rupees.
Previously, 25 and 250 rupee notes were issued on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Birendra Bir Bikram Shah.
The Mohar was the currency of Nepal from the 17th century until 1932. It was made of copper dams, and was issued along with a copper Nepali Paisa valued at four copper dams.
The Nepali rupee is the official currency of Nepal. It is issued by the Nepal Rastra Bank. It is widely accepted at money exchange counters, commercial banks, market and other places.
Nepali 1 Rupee
Nepali currency of 1 Rupee is available in Nepali note and Nepali coin. The Nepali coin and note look like in the picture.
Recently, 1 rupee note and coin has been difficult to find in the market. When you buy something, instead of returning 1 rupee, shopkeeper has started giving mentos. Amazing but true.
The Nepal 1 Rupee banknote is an iconic piece of Nepali currency. The notes were first issued in 1974 and were a mixture of blue, gold, and purple colors. The design features a portrait of King Birendra wearing a royal dress standing before a basaha (bull) facing the Pashupatinath temple. The reverse side is a plain rim with the denomination. The Nepali 1 Rupee is still the national currency, but it has undergone several changes.
Nepali 2 Rupee
Nepali 2 rupee note looks like this. It is available in paper and coin. We can find mostly the coins in the market than paper notes of 2 rupees.
Nepali 5 Rupee
Nepali 5 rupee note looks like this. It is available only in paper currency. The coin of 5 rupee is also rare.
Nepali 10 Rupee
Nepali 10 rupee note looks like this. It is available in paper and plastic note. The coin of 10 rupee is rare to find.
Nepali 20 Rupee
Nepali 20 rupee note looks like this. It is the most common Nepali currency. It is available on paper note.
Nepali 25 Rupee note
Nepali 25 rupee note looks like this. It is rare these days.
Nepali 50 Rupee note
Nepali 50 rupee note looks like this. It is the most common Nepali currency. The 50-rupee note of Nepal is issued by the central bank of Nepal. It has a snow leopard on the back, which is a change from the previous Himalayan goat. The new note was issued on 27 September 2016. These banknotes of Nepal were introduced in 1992.
Nepali 100 Rupee note
Nepali 100 rupee note looks like this. It is also the most common Nepali currency.
Nepali 250 Rupee note
Nepali 250 rupee note looks like this. It is rare these days.
Nepali 500 Rupee note
Nepali 500 rupee note looks like this. It is the second biggest Nepali currency available in the market.
The Nepali 500 rupee note features the picture of Mount Everest and the country’s national flower, the Rhododendron.
The Nepali 500 rupee note was issued in 2015. The king’s portrait is now replaced with a picture of Mount Everest. The other two denominations have the portrait of the king and the legend of the ‘Tengboche Monastery’. The red Rhododendron flower is also seen on the note. The notes are the same size as the current Nepali currency.
Nepali 1000 Rupee note
Nepali 1000 rupee note looks like this. It is the biggest Nepali currency available in the market. The new Nepali 1000 rupee note has a striking design, which is easily identifiable. The new paper currency has an oval-shaped seal and is printed in English.
The front of the new note features a picture of Mount Everest, the city of Kathmandu, and an Asian elephant. The back has an image of the country’s capital, Kathmandu, and a lion. The denomination is listed on the reverse.
The newly issued Nepali 1000 rupee note is the first of its kind in South Asia. It is a highly secure copy and has a security thread that cannot be forged. This makes it nearly impossible for anyone to produce a counterfeit. It is also a sign of the progress the government has made in modernizing its economy.
If you wish to convert Nepali currency to any other currencies, you need to check the Nepal rastra bank exchange rate. The king of Nepali banks, Nepal Rastra bank controls and monitors Nepali currencies in the market.
Most of the old currencies and notes of Nepal are in sale on eBay and Amazon.