Sunday, July 2, 2017

Syrian President Bashar Assad will be on the new Syria 2000 Lira bank note

 

 
Front: President Bashar Assad Back: People's Council of Syria inside the Parliament Building in Damascus

 

The Syrian Central Bank announced that a new 2,000 Syrian Lira ($3.9) bank note with the face of President Bashar Assad will go into circulation today. The note is dated 2015.

This is the first time since he took office 17 years ago that his image appears on Syrian banknotes.

Syria's currency has crashed as the country's seven-year-long war rages on. Trading at 47 liras to the dollar in 2011, it's currently going for 517 liras to the dollar.

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