Circulating Banknote’s Principal Characteristics


 

Banknote of 500 Frw:


  1. Size    : 135 x 72 mm.
  2. Watermark    : Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and an electrotype element representing the logo «BNR» below.
  3. Dominant colour      : Green.
  4. The recto priciple design: Headquarters building of National Bank of Rwanda.
  5. The date of issue: 01.07.2004.
  6. The verso principal design: Tea plantation with three workers harvesting the crop.

 

Banknote of 500 Frw:


  1. Size    : 135 x 72 mm.
  2. Watermark    : Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and an electrotype element representing the logo «BNR» below.
  3. Dominant colour      : Green.
  4. The recto principle design: Headquarters building of National Bank of Rwanda.
  5. The date of issue: 01.02.2008.
  6. The verso principal design: Tea plantation with three workers harvesting the crop.

 

Banknote of 1000 Frw:


  1. Size    : 140 x 72 mm.
  2. Watermark    : Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and an electrotype element representing the logo «BNR» below.
  3. Dominant colour      : Blue.
  4. The recto principle design: National Museum fo Rwanda.
  5. The date of issue: 01.07.2004.
  6. The verso principal design: Golden monkey in the Volcanoes National Park.

 

Banknote of 1000 Frw:


  1. Size    : 140 x 72 mm.
  2. Watermark    : Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and an electrotype element representing the logo «BNR» below.
  3. Dominant colour      : Blue.
  4. The recto principle design: National Museum fo Rwanda.
  5. The date of issue: 01.02.2008.
  6. The verso principal design: Golden monkey in the Volcanoes National Park.

 

Banknote of 2000 Frw:


  1. Size    : 142 x 72 mm.
  2. Watermark    : Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and an electrotype element representing the logo «BNR» below.
  3. Dominant colour      : Clear violet
  4. The recto principal design: The communication antenna and parabolic antenna placed in the country’s hills.
  5. The date of issue: 31.10.2007.
  6. The verso principal design: A pile of fully washed coffee beans.

 

Banknote of 5000 Frw:


  1. Size    : 145 x 72 mm.
  2. Watermark    : Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and an electrotype element represented by the letters « BNR » below.
  3. Dominant colour      : Lilac.
  4. The recto principal design: Mountain gorilla in the Volcano National Park.
  5. The date of issue: 01.04.2004.
  6. The verso principal design: Rwandan works of art represented by two baskets.

 

Banknote of 5000 Frw:


  1. Size    : 145 x 72 mm.
  2. Watermark    : Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and an electrotype element represented by the letters « BNR » below.
  3. Dominant colour      : Lilac.
  4. The recto principal design: Mountain gorilla in the Volcano National Park.
  5. The date of issue: 01.02.2009.
  6. The verso principal design: Rwandan works of art represented by two baskets.

 

Main Characteristics of FRW Coins in Circulation


 

 

Denomination

Other specifications

Front imprint

Back imprint

1 Frw

Weight : 0.70 gr
Diameter : 16.00 mm
Edge thickness: 1.60 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Smooth
Colour : The colour of an aluminium-magnesium 

Mature rice plant, encircled by the legend «Banki Nasiyonali y’u Rwanda» and the
number «2003».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «IFARANGA RIMWE» and number «1».

5 Frw

Weight : 3.00 gr
Diameter : 20.00 mm
Edge thickness: 1.55 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Smooth
Colour : The colour of a soft steel
covered in bronze.

A coffee plant with beans encircled by the legend «BANKI NASIYONALI Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2009».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA ATANU» and number «5».

5 Frw

Weight : 3.00 gr
Diameter : 20.00 mm
Edge thickness: 1.55 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Smooth
Colour : The colour of a soft steel
covered in bronze.

A coffee plant with beans encircled by the legend «BANKI NKURU Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2009».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA ATANU» and number «5».

10 Frw

Weight : 5.00 gr
Diameter : 24.00 mm
Edge thickness: 1.70 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Smooth
Colour : The colour of a soft steel covered in bronze.

A banana plant with fruit encircled by the legend «BANKI NASIYONALI Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2003».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA ICUMI» and numbers «10».

10 Frw

Weight : 5.00 gr
Diameter : 24.00 mm
Edge thickness: 1.70 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Smooth
Colour : The colour of a soft steel covered in bronze.

A banana plant with fruit encircled by the legend «BANKI NKURU Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2009».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA ICUMI» and numbers «10».

20 Frw

Weight : 3.50 gr
Diameter : 20.00 mm
Edge thickness: 1,75 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Milled
Colour : The colour of a nickel
plated steel.

A tea plant encircled by the legend «BANKI NASIYONALI Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2003».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA MAKUMYABIRI» and numbers «20».

20 Frw

Weight : 3.50 gr
Diameter : 20.00 mm
Edge thickness: 1.75 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Milled
Colour : The colour of a nickel
plated steel.

A tea plant encircled by the legend «BANKI NKURU Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2009».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA MAKUMYABIRI» and numbers «20».

50 Frw

Weight : 5.7 gr
Diameter : 24.0 mm
Edge thickness: 1.85 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Grooved
Colour : The colour of steel
covered in nickel.

An ear of maize, semi uncovered, encircled by the legend «BANKI NASIYONALI Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2003».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA MIRONGO ITANU» and numbers «50».

50 Frw

Weight : 5.7 gr
Diameter : 24.0 mm
Edge thickness: 1.85 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Grooved
Colour : The colour of steel
covered in nickel.

An ear of maize, semi uncovered, encircled by the legend «BANKI NKURU Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2011».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA MIRONGO ITANU» and numbers «50».

100 Frw

Weight : 7.47 gr
Diameter : 26.00 mm
Edge thickness : 1.97 mm
Forme : Round
Tranche : Smooth
Colour : Bicolour on both sides with nickel colour outer and copper colour inner.

The coin face value «100 FRW» encircled by the legend «BANKI NKURU Y’U RWANDA» and the number «2007».

The Coat of arms of the Republic of Rwanda and the inscription of the face value in letters «AMAFARANGA IJANA» and numbers «100».