LESOTHO

(loti (maloti) = 100 lisente)

106-LSL

Last 120 days

Text Box: 	The currencies of Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland are equal to the South African Rand. 
	The  Rand (not coins) is legal tender in the three countries but the opposite is not true and you have to pay fee when converting into Rand in South Africa.
Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free, must declare
 Out: up to amount imported and declared
	Local currency:
  In: free up to 2000 maloti or rands
 Out: free up to 2000 maloti or rands

NOTES in circulation (1994+)

older, redeemable NOTES (1979+)

COINS in circulation (1979+)

Oval: to the rates

LSL 200 (1994)(144*70mm)

LSL 100 (2011)(140*70mm)

LSL 100 (1999)(141*70mm)

LSL 50 (2011)(138*70mm)

LSL 50 (1994)(138*70mm)

LSL 50 (1989)

LSL 50 (1981)

LSL 20 (1989)

LSL 20 (1981)

LSL 10 (1989)

LSL 10 (1981)

LSL 10 (1979)

LSL 5 (1989)

LSL 5 (1981)

LSL 5 (1979)

LSL 2 (1989)

LSL 2 (1981)

LSL 2 (1979)

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy / sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

LSL 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 (1994+)

xx / xx % 

in circulation

older maloti 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 (1981,89) ‘Central bank of Lesotho’

xx / xx %

redeemable  

older maloti 20, 10, 5, 2 (1979) ‘Lesotho Monetary authority’

 

               (The plural of loti’ is ‘maloti’ and the singular of ‘lisente’ is ‘sente’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coins

maloti 5, 2; loti 1; lisente 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2; sente 1 (1979+)         

xx / xx %

 

 

 

 

 

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

30 350

2 022 331

English (official)

Christian 80 %

male 35.49

 

Maseru 173 700

Sesotho (official)

indigenous beliefs 20 %

female 33.42

2005 : 3 300 (158)

 

Zulu, Xhosa

 

 

 

5 maloti (1996+)

2 maloti (1996+)

1 loti (1998)

50 lisente (1998)

50 lisente (1979-89)

25 lisente (1979-89)

20 lisente (1998)

10 lisente (1998)

10 lisente (1979-89)

5 lisente (1998)

5 lisente (1979-89)

2 lisente (1992)

LSL 20 (2011)(135*70mm)

LSL 20 (2011)(140*70mm)

LSL 10 (2011)(130*70mm)

LSL 10 (2000)(128*70mm)

2 lisente (1979-89)

1 sente (1992)

1 sente (1979-89)