By Rob Corder
Riyal notes in most denominations will be replaced next month with bills featuring King Abdullah.
Saudi Arabia is replacing its main bank notes with freshly designed bills featuring a portrait of King Abdullah.
Finance Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf announced that the new notes will be introduced by the Central Bank gradually beginning next month.
The SR500 note will remain with a picture of Saudi Arabia's founder King Abdul Aziz, but the one, five, ten, fifty and one hundred riyal bills will all be changed.
Pictures of the new notes have not yet been issues, but central bank chief Hamad Al-Sayari said that they would feature cultural achievements, and will meet the latest international anti-counterfeiting measures.