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Currency in Circulation:

Notes: N1000 | N500 | N200| N100 C | N100 | N50 | N20 | N10 | N5
Coins: N2 | N 1 | 50 Kobo

Currency Withdrawn:

 Earlier | 1959 | 1965 | 1968 | 1973 | 1977 | 1979 | 1984 | 1991 | 2007

N1000 Naira Note

Dimensions
151mm x 78mm

Date Released
12th October, 2005

Design:
The N1000 note is the highest denomination in circulation. Machine engraved patterns of various characters appear on the design. These patterns provide the tactile quality so essential to the security of the banknote. Bold colours have been used on the background tint to link securely with the engraving and help give a distinctive identification to the design. It has an Optical Variable Ink (OVI) triangle, a kinegram and iridescent band as additional security features.

On the front of the note are the portraits of Alhaji Aliyu Mai Bornu and  Dr. Clement Isong - who were the first and second indigenous Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria. At the back of the note is the picture of CBN's corporate Head Office in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

Read about Alh. Aliyu Mai-Burnu & Dr. Clement Isong.
See the security features of the N1000 note.
See frequently asked questions on Currency Management

Facts : 1/1/1990
Guidlines for Licensed Banks:In 1990, the CBN introduced a set of Prudential guidelines for licensed banks which were complimentary to the capital adequacy requirement and statement of accounting standards. The guidelines spelt out the criteria to be adopted by banks in classifying non-performing loans.
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