The Rial is the name of the currency in many Arabic nations. Sometimes spelled Riyal.

The Saudi Riyal is made up of 100 halala. The ISO 4217 code is SAR. On July 24, 2002 the exchange rate was 3.75 Rial from Saudi Arabia per USD

The Omani Rial is made up of 1000 Baisa. The ISO 4217 code is OMR. On July 24, 2002 the exchange rate was 0.385 Rial from Oman per USD

The Qatari Rial is made up of 100 Dirham. The ISO 4217 code is QAR. On July 24, 2002 the exchange rate was 3.64 Rial from Qatar per USD

The Yemeni Rial is made up of 100 fil. The ISO 4217 code is YER. On July 24, 2002 the exchange rate was 175.93 Rial from Yemen per USD

The Iranian Rial is made up of 100 Dinar. 10 Rial make one Toman. The ISO 4217 code is IRR. There are at least four exchange rates for Iranian Rial :

  • The official rate, applied to state transactions fixed at 1750 Rial per USD
  • The official export rate applied to licensed exporters: fixed from time to time, currently at 3000 Rial per USD
  • The official travel rate applied to travellers authorized to receive hard currency is set to 5700 Rial per USD as of February 1999.
  • The Unofficial - Street Exchange Rate is the most widely used exchange rate among small businesses and private transactions. This was hanging around 8000 Rial per USD in the year 2000.

Ri"al (), n.

A Spanish coin. See Real.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.


Ri*al", a.

Royal.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

© Webster 1913.


Ri"al (?), n. [From Royal.]

A gold coin formerly current in England, of the value of ten shillings sterling in the reign of Henry VI., and of fifteen shillings in the reign of Elizabeth.

[Spelt also ryal.]

Brande & C.

 

© Webster 1913.

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