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Maldives

 

1983-2015 | 2016-2017

 

 

5 Rufiyaa, 2017 Polymer

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Front: dancers; Maldivian football player Ali Ashfaq

Back: Conch

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10 Rufiyaa, 2015 (2016) Polymer

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Front: Toddy tapper (Ruh' erun); Group of men and women engaged in playing traditional music (Boduberu)

Back: The oldest drum displayed in the National museum (Boduberu)

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20 Rufiyaa, 2015 (2016) Polymer

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Front: A fisherman carrying a skipjack tuna and a yellow fin tuna; The main airport in Maldives, Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

Back: A traditional sail boat (Dhoni)

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50 Rufiyaa, 2015 (2016) Polymer

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Front: A boy reciting the Holy Quran; Activity of pulling boats from the beach onto the water (Dhoni beylun)

Back: The minaret of the Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)

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100 Rufiyaa, 2015 (2016) Polymer

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Front: Woman in one of the Maldivian traditional dresses (Libaas), working on the neckline threading (Hiru) of a similar dress; Group of locals in traditional attire

Back: The early Dhivehi scripture Dambidu Lomafanu

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500 Rufiyaa, 2015 (2016) Polymer

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Front: The act of wood carving, wood worker fashioning an intricate design using mallet and chisel; Woman making ekels (Iloshi), traditionally used to make brooms (Iloshi fathii)

Back: Traditional hand carved vase with lacquer work detailing

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1000 Rufiyaa, 2015 (2016) Polymer

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Front: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas); A representation of a luxury resort

Back: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

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1983-2015 | 2016-2017

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Maldives, an archipelago of about 2000 islets in the northern Indian Ocean 417 miles southwest of Sri Lanka, was a British protectorate. Attained complete autonomy in 1965 and became a republic in 1968. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Maldive Islands.

 

 

 

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