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SUDAN COINS

The Sudanese pound is the currency of Sudan, the Arabic names for the denominations appear on Sudanese coins.  Although both Arabic and English appear on the country’s banknotes.

The first pound to ever circulate in Sudan was the Egyptian pound. The Egyptian pound circulated until its replacement by Sudan’s own pound in 1956 at par.  The pound was subdivided into 100 qirush in English means piastre. During the rule of the Mahdi and Khalifa, the qirsh was subdivided into 40 para. From 1916, the Egyptian qirsh was subdivided into 10 millim, this was adopted in 1956 in Sudan.

The pound was replaced in 1992 by the dinar at a rate of 1 dinar = 10 pounds. While the dinar circulated in northern Sudan, in Southern Sudan, prices were still negotiated in pounds, whilst in Rumbek and Yei, the Kenyan shilling was used and accepted more within the transport sectors as well as for hotels/accommodation.