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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Currency Withdrawn: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

N500 Naira Note

Dimensions
151mm x 78mm

Date Released
4th April, 2001

Design:
The N500 note represents one of the new generation of currency notes in the Nigerian currency system. 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 back-ground tint to link securely with the engraving and help give a distinctive identification to the design.

On the front of the note is a portrait of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe - first President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. At the back of the note is the picture of an off-shore oil-rig.

Read about Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.
See the security features of the N500 note
See frequently asked questions on Currency Management

Facts : 9/23/1975
Mallam Adamu Ciroma:Mallam Adamu Ciroma was appointed the third Nigerian Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, from September 23rd, 1975 to June 27th, 1977. He later served as the Minister of Finance in the first Obasanjo democratic administration
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