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Posted On: 9 November 2022 09:42 am
Updated On: 9 November 2022 11:21 am

World Cup commemorative banknote and coins unveiled by Qatar Central Bank

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Qatar central bank qcb unveils world cup commemorative banknote

The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) on 9 November 2022 unveiled a 22 Qatari Riyal commemorative banknote for the World Cup.

The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Bandar bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al Thani, Governor of the Qatar Central Bank, and Mr. Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA, along with several ministers and ambassadors.

H.E. Sheikh Saoud Al Thani said "The issuance of commemorative banknotes for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, represents a fundamental contribution from the banking sector to the success of this historic event, the first of its kind in the Middle East and the Arab region. It constitutes a source of pride for all of us, and an affirmation of the unity and integration of the various entities in the public and private sectors in the State".

World Cup commemorative banknote
Image credit: Qatar Central Bank
  • The commemorative banknotes constitute a contribution from the banking sector to the success of the historic event.
  • The commemorative banknotes have legal force in terms of nominal value and specifications.
  • The commemorative banknotes will be offered through banks and exchange houses.
  • The commemorative banknotes will hold the FIFA logo.
  • The commemorative banknotes reflect the cultural heritage of the State of Qatar.
  • The commemorative banknotes have a beautiful design and quality materials.
  • Polymer was used for the first time.
  • QCB has taken a set of measures to facilitate financial transactions.
  • The issuance of the Himyan card will facilitate payments for the citizens, residents and visitors.

The currency showcases the World Cup trophy and the official Qatar 2022 logo. It also has a picture of Lusail Stadium on one side with Al Bayt Stadium on the opposite side, representing the stadiums set to host the opening and closing matches of the World Cup respectively.

Apart from this, the Qatar National emblem, the skyline, a dhow and Zubara Fort can also be seen on the note.

The Central Bank also mentioned that the issuance of the official commemorative banknote will be in coordination with the official authorities organising the World Cup.


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Source: QCB, The Peninsula
Cover image credit: Marsal Qatar