Currency Notes
  The First Issue
  The Second Issue
  The Third Issue
  The Fourth Issue
  The Fifth Issue
   
Commemorative Coins & Notes
  15th National Day Anniversary
  15th Century Hijra
  20th National Day Anniversary
  25th National Day Anniversary
  5th Islamic Summit
  1st Liberation Day Anniversary
  Silver Jubilee of CBK
  50th U.N. Anniversary
  35th National Day Anniversary
  5th Liberation Day Anniversary
  50th Anniversary of 1st Oil Shipment
  30th Anniversary of Kuwait University
  The Advent of 21st Century
  40th National Day Anniversary
  45th National Day Anniversary
  50th National Day Anniversary
  50th Anniversary of Kuwait's Currency Issuance
  15th Liberation Day Anniversary
  20th Liberation Day Anniversary
  5th Anniversary of the Proclamation of H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as the Amir of the State of Kuwait
  50th Anniversary of the Kuwait's Enactment Constitution
   
  Gold Coins Issued by CBK
  Silver Coins Issued by CBK
   
  2nd Anniversary of Liberation Day
   
  10th Anniversary of Liberation Day


 

 

 

Introduction

 

The issue and circulation of currency notes and coins is subject to the provisions of law (32) of 1968 concerning currency, the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) and the organization of the banking business in the country. Accordingly, the issuing of Kuwaiti currency is the State's exclusive privilege, solely exercised by CBK.

The unit of currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KD), divided into one thousand Fils.

Currency notes are issued by the CBK in the following denominations: quarter dinar, half dinar, One dinar, Five dinars, ten dinars and twenty dinars.

There have been five issues of Kuwaiti currency notes since the introduction of the State's legal tender in 1961. The fifth and current issue, in circulation since April 3, 1994 reflects the latest technological advances in the banknote printing industry; thus fulfilling features of highest possible levels of security as a legal tender. One such feature, unique to this issue, is the hologram of a falcon's head on the 5, 10, 20 KD notes.

For additional information on Kuwait's currency notes and coins, please contact:
  Central Bank of Kuwait
  Banking Operations Department
  P.O. Box 526
  Safat, Kuwait 13006
  bod@cbk.gov.kw