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RIAL (ree-AHL)

The basic unit of money in Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Yemen
Common clues:
Tip in Tabriz; Irani currency; Qum currency; Iranian coin; Omani money; 100 dinars; Qum coin; Mullah's moolah; Iranian bread?; Capital of Oman
Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year
Frequency in English language: 83278 / 86800
News: ‘Try another day’: Iran’s rial crisis hits shops
Should You Buy Iranian Rials? Legal To Purchase?

The Iranian rial is the currency of Iran.

Although the "toman" is no longer an official unit of Iranian currency, Iranians commonly express amounts of money and prices of goods in "tomans". For this purpose, one "toman" equals 10 rials. Despite this usage, amounts of money and prices of goods are virtually always written in rials. For example, the sign next to a loaf of bread in a store would state the price in rials, e.g., "10,000 rials," even though the clerk, if asked, would say that the bread costs "1000 tomans". There is no official symbol for the currency but the Iranian standard ISIRI 820 defined a symbol for use on typewriters (mentioning that it is an invention of the standards committee itself) and the two Iranian standards ISIRI 2900 and ISIRI 3342 define a character code to be used for it. The Unicode Standard has a compatibility character defined U+FDFC RIAL SIGN (HTML ﷼). The Iranian rial was devalued in July 2013 to half its previous value as the government reduced subsidization of the exchange rate against the dollar. In December 2016, the Iranian government announced the country's currency would be changed from the rial to the commonly used toman. Such a move requires the approval of the Iranian Parliament.

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