Syria’s new high-denomination banknote to feature President Assad

Syrian banknote
President Assad's image appears on the new banknote
Central Bank of Syria

The Central Bank of Syria has released a new high-denomination banknote that features the face of president Bashar al-Assad.

On Monday, the country’s state news agency reported that the new 2,000 Syrian pound ($4) – the largest banknote now in circulation – was released on July 2.

In a statement prepared for a press conference, published in Arabic by the central bank, governor Duraid Durgham said the new notes were released to combat the “wear and tear” of current notes in circulation.

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