Madagascar 5000 Ariary

Madagascar 5000 Ariary


Do you have a Madagascar 5000 Ariary Banknote? Here’s how to exchange it with us.

  • Tell us how many 5000 Ariary 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: $0.30


The ariary is the official currency of Madagascar since 1961, and its name derived from the Spanish word “real”. The Institut d’Émission Malgache (Malagasy Issuing Institute) issued the first notes in denominations of 10, 20, 100, 200 and 1000. In 1973, the Banky Foiben’ny Repoblika Malagasy (Central Bank of the Malagasy Republic) replaced the Institut d’Émission as an official issuing entity and, one year later, introduced new notes with the same denomination. In 1975, the Repoblica Demokratika Malagasy (Democratic Republic of Madagascar), was proclaimed and the former Banky Foiben’ny Repoblika Malagasy was renamed Banky Foiben’i Madagasikara (Central Bank of Madagascar). The newly renamed entity introduced notes of 2000 ariary. In 2017 the Bank Foiben’i Madagasikara (Central Bank of Madagascar) announced a new series of banknotes in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000 and 20,000 ariary.

The 5000 Malagasy ariary note front design features the Ranomafana Waterfall located in the Ranomafana National Park in Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany, two birds flying, a sketch map of Madagascar island, a comet moth butterfly stylized seal and a stylized sketch of a flower with the denomination inside. The reverse of the note illustrates the tail of a humpback whale out of the water and a comet moth butterfly stylized seal. Both sides of the note present the lettering in the Malagasy language. This note is part of the 2017 series, and its color is red and brown on multicolor underprint.

Text: Banky Foiben’I Madagasikara, Le Gouverneur, Dimy Arivo Ariary , Helohin’ny Lalana Hiasa, Antervozona, Mandrapahafatiny Ny Mpanao Vola Sandoka. La Loi Punit de Travaux Forces a Perpetuite Tout Contrefacteur de Monnaine.

Additional information


current Malagasy ariary banknotes

Product Currencies

Malagasy ariary

Tender Types




Country banknote denominations

100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000


Brown, Red

Composition material



139 x 75 mm


Ranomafana Waterfal


Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)


Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany




Animal, Bird, Butterfly, Island, Landscape, Map, Ocean, Sea, Water, Waterfall

Get paid in 4 easy steps


Which currencies, coins, stamps, and gift cards you can exchange.

Add items

to your online wallet to see how much you will receive


Print the exchange form and fill it out.

Mail us your items

Include your exchange form. We will send you your money within a week or less.

Go to Top