Liberian dollar

Liberian dollar
A current $5 banknote
ISO 4217
Banknotes$5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500
Coins5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1 [1]
User(s) Liberia
The World Factbook , 2015 est.

The dollar (currency code LRD) has been the currency of Liberia since 1943. It was also the country's currency between 1847 and 1907. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively L$ or LD$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is divided into 100 cents.

First dollar

Twenty-five cent note (1880), previously unknown as a denomination.[2]
19th Century Liberian One dollar.

The first Liberian dollar was issued in 1847. It was pegged to the US dollar at par and circulated alongside the US dollar until 1907, when Liberia adopted the British West African pound, which was pegged to sterling.


In 1847, copper 1 and 2 cents coins were issued and were the only Liberian coins until 1896, when a full coinage consisting of 1, 2, 10, 25 and 50 cents coins were introduced. The last issues were made in 1906.


The Treasury Department issued notes between 1857 and 1880 in denominations of 10 and 50 cents, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 dollars.

Other Languages
العربية: دولار ليبيري
asturianu: Dólar liberianu
Bân-lâm-gú: Liberia dollar
беларуская: Ліберыйскі долар
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Лібэрыйскі даляр
Esperanto: Liberia dolaro
français: Dollar libérien
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: লাইবেরিয়ান ডলার
Bahasa Indonesia: Dolar Liberia
Nederlands: Liberiaanse dollar
português: Dólar liberiano
српски / srpski: Либеријски долар
Türkçe: Liberya doları