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Not to be confused with the Georgian lari, Maldivian larin, or Larin.
2012 laari reverse

A 1 laari coin from 2012

The laari (Maldivian: ލާރި) is a coin denomination that has been used as the subunit of the Maldivian rufiyaa since 1960, with one rufiyaa equaling one hundred laari. Its name is derived from the Maldivian larin, which itself came from the name of fish hook money used around the Arabian Sea.

In 1960, Sultan Muhammad Fareed Didi of the Maldives (1901–1969) authorized the production of coins denominated at 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 laari at the Royal Mint in Tower Hill, London. Minting of the 2 laari piece ceased in 1979, but the other denominations continue to be circulated in the Maldives. They are issued by the Maldives Monetary Authority.


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