Eritrea 1 Nakfa


Do you have a Eritrea 1 Nakfa Banknote? Here’s how to exchange it with us.

  • Tell us how many 1 Nakfa Banknotes you want to exchange
  • Click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
  • This will add the exchange value to your online wallet.

Repeat these steps for all banknotes, coins, stamps, and gift cards you want to exchange. Complete the checkout process and get paid within a week or less.

You get: $0.00


The nakfa is the official currency in Eritrea since 1997 when it replaced the Ethiopian birr. In 2015, the Bank of Eritrea started a top-secret operation to replace all the banknotes to combat the counterfeiting given by the informal economy and especially the human trafficking. In 2016 the old nakfa banknotes stopped recognizing as legal tender. The banknotes series were issued in 2015 with denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 nakfa.

The 1 Eritrean nakfa note front design features the portrait of three children of Eritrea’s nine nationalities, a scene of the Eritrean War of Independence (raising the flag when Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991), a camel seal, the denomination and signatures in Arabic and Tigrinya. The reverse note side illustrates a group of children at the school and the denomination. This note is part of the 2015 series, and its color is brown and green.

Text: State of Eritrea, President, Governor, Legal Tender of Eritrea, Bank of Eritrea, One Nakfa, 1, 24.5.2015.

Additional information


current Eritrean nakfa banknotes

Tender Types




Product Currencies

Eritrean Nakfa

Country banknote denominations

1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100


Brown, Green

Composition material



130 x 64 mm


Camel (Camelus)




Animal, Book, Children, Flag, Jewelry

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