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Lesotho loti

Lesotho 10 maloti 2003 obv
10 loti note from 2003

ISO 4217 code

LSL

Official users

Flag of Lesotho Lesotho (alongside the South African rand)

Years circulated

1980–present

Inflation

5% (2013)[1]

Pegged to

South African rand at par

Subunit

1/100 sente

Symbol

L or M (plural)

Coins

1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 lisente, L1, M2, M5

Banknotes

M10, M20, M50, M100, M200

Central bank

Central Bank of Lesotho

The Lesotho loti (code: LSL; symbol: L or M; plural: maloti) is the currency of Lesotho. It is divided into 100 lisente (singular: sente). The loti is pegged to the South African rand at par through the Common Monetary Area, and both currencies are accepted as legal tender within Lesotho. It was first introduced in 1966, though it was an uncirculated currency. In 1980, the first loti and lisente coins were produced to replace the rand as legal tender.

BanknotesEdit

Lesotho 2 maloti 1979 obv

A 2 maloti banknote dated 1979.

In 1980, banknotes dated 1979 were introduced in denominations of 2, 5, and 10 maloti, bearing the name, Lesotho Monetary Authority. In 1981, this was changed to Central Bank of Lesotho on the new issues, and the new 20 and 50 maloti banknotes. In 1994, 100 and 200 maloti banknotes were introduced. During 2010, the 10, 20, 50, and 100 maloti banknotes were redesigned, while the 200 maloti note still bears its 1994 design.

CoinsEdit

Lesotho two Maloti

A 2 maloti coin.

In 1966, a number of maloti and lisente pattern coins were produced in denominations of 5, 10, 20, and 50 lisente, and 2, 4, 10 and 20 maloti. During 1980, coins dated 1979 were put into circulation, having denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 lisente, and 1 loti. In 1996, 2 and 5 maloti coins were put into circulation, followed by 20 maloti in 1998. The only of these coins not found in circulation today is the 20 loti coin.

There have been a number of commemorative coins produced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50, 100, 200, 250, and 500 maloti.

Exchange ratesEdit

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Current LSL exchange rates
From Google Finance [1]: AUD CAD CHF EUR GBP HKD JPY USD
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From OANDA.com [5]: AUD CAD CHF EUR GBP HKD JPY USD

ReferencesEdit

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