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Pick up locally
With over 20 convenient store locations across New Zealand, you can securely pick up your Moroccan Dirhams with no hassles.
About the currency
Coins and notes
Every dirham is worth 100 santimat, so you’ll find smaller coins worth 1, 5, 10 and 20 santimat each. Strangely, the lowest dirham coin is regarded as a 1/2 dirham (not 50 santimat), then rising through 1, 2, 5 and 10 dirhams apiece. Since 2002, Moroccan banknotes are worth 20, 50, 100 and 200 dirhams respectively.
Facts about the currency
- The dirham is a closed currency, so you’ll only be able to bring in (or leave with) MAD 1,000 or less.
- The Moroccans have a less than flattering word for ‘money’, which translates directly as ‘dirt of the world’.
- Morocco has had three completely different currency systems in the last 100 years, using the rial until 1912, then the franc until 1960.
- If you happen to get a bit lost on your tour of Edg Chebbi (and wind up in Western Sahara), good news – the dirham is their currency too!
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