Eritrean Nakfa

Eritrean Nakfa

The nakfa (ISO 4217 code: ERN) is the currency of Eritrea and was introduced on 8 November 1997 to replace the Ethiopian birr at par. The currency takes its name from the Eritrean town of Nakfa, site of the first major victory of the Eritrean War of Independence. The nakfa is divided into 100 cents. The nakfa is pegged to the US dollar at a fixed rate of USD$1 = ERN15. Prior to that it was officially pegged at USD$1 = ERN13.50, however black market rates available on the streets typically offered a rate of 22 nakfas per dollar.Between 18 November and 31 December 2015, the Bank of Eritrea began replacement of all nakfa banknotes. The banknote replacement initiative was designed to combat counterfeiting, the informal economy but primarily Sudanese human traffickers who had accepted payments in nakfa banknotes in exchange for transporting would-be migrants primarily to Europe. A consequence of this was substantial amounts of the country's currency existed in vast hoardings outside Eritrea. The plan to replace the country's currency was top secret and designed to prevent human traffickers bringing their funds back in time to exchange for the new banknotes. On 1 January 2016 the old nakfa banknotes ceased being recognized as legal tender, rendering external stockpiles of currency worthless.The current series of banknotes is the artwork of an Afro-American banknote designer, Clarence Holbert, and printed by German currency printer Giesecke & Devrient.

US Dollar

US Dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. For most practical purposes, it is divided into 100 smaller cent (¢) units, but is occasionally divided into 1000 mills (₥) for accounting purposes. The circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars (12 U.S.C. § 418). Since the suspension in 1971 of convertibility of paper U.S. currency into any precious metal, the U.S. dollar is, de facto, fiat money. As it is the most used in international transactions, the U.S. dollar is the world's primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is also used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use the Federal Reserve Notes for paper money, while still minting their own coins, or also accept U.S. dollar coins (such as the Sacagawea or presidential dollar). As of June 27, 2018, there are approximately $1.67 trillion in circulation, of which $1.62 trillion is in Federal Reserve notes (the remaining $50 billion is in the form of coins).

14 Eritrean Nakfa to US Dollar exchange rates chart

14 ERN to USD exchange rates graph
14 ERN to USD Spot rate – This is known more formally as the ‘interbank’ rate. It is the rate banks or large financial institutions charge each other when trading significant amounts of foreign currency. In the business, this is sometimes referred to as a ‘spot rate’. It is not the tourist rate and you cannot buy currency at this rate, as you are buying relatively small amounts of foreign currency. In everyday life it is the same as the difference between wholesale and retail prices. The rates shown in financial newspapers and in broadcast media are usually the interbank rates.

14 ERN to USD exchange rates table

Exchange ERN to USD
14 Eritrean Nakfa = 0.933 US Dollar
28 Eritrean Nakfa = 1.867 US Dollar
70 Eritrean Nakfa = 4.667 US Dollar
140 Eritrean Nakfa = 9.333 US Dollar
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14 Eritrean Nakfa to US Dollar Cross rate – This is the rate we give to customers who want to exchange currencies that do not involve the local currency. For example, if you want to exchange Australian dollars into US dollars.

14 ERN to USD exchange rates news

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business
With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business

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GIORNATA MONDIALE DELLA POSTA, L'UFFICIO DI ASMARA, ERITREA

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'I was euphoric': Eritrea's joy becomes Ethiopia's burden amid huge exodus

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The peace deal with Ethiopia has not changed Afwerki's Eritrea

If anything, it has actually strengthened his regime.

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US Dollar Losses Hit Pause after October CPI; Focus Remains on Brexit

The DXY Index is off the lows, and rates markets are continuing to price in December for another rate hike from the Fed.

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Pound-to-US-Dollar Exchange Rate: GBP/USD Starts The Week On Soft Footing As Brexit Anxiety Mounts

Brexit speculation failed to prevent the GBP/USD exchange rate sinking at the start of the week

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Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP retreats as Brexit text faces Cabinet scrutiny

THE pound US dollar exchange rate has fallen as much as 0.5 per cent this morning, slumping from a high of $1.302 to the current rate of $1.295 as Brexit jitters weigh on sentiment.

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