- MMA will keep exchanging the old five Rufiyaa notes for the new ones until 31 July 2021
Central bank Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has said it will keep exchanging the old five Rufiyaa notes for the new ones until 31 July 2021.
The new five Rufiyaa note was introduced on May 10, and went into circulation on August 10. It features an image of national football legend Ali Ashfaq.
The note is part of the “Ran Dhihafaheh” polymer note series designed by Abdulla Nashaath. The series originally included a MVR 5 coin, but was changed into a banknote due to criticisms.
The polymer note series, introduced on the 50th anniversary of Maldives independence, boasts several strong security features, and each note has a different color and theme.