Macanese Pataca (MOP) Profile


1/10 毫 (ho) (Chinese); 1/100 仙 (sin)(Chinese) or avos (in Portuguese)
MOP$1, MOP$5, 1 ho, 5 ho
MOP$2, MOP$10, 2 ho
MOP$10, MOP$ 20, MOP$50, MOP$100, MOP$500, MOP$1000
Monetary Authority of Macao (

Macanese pataca is pegged with Hong kong dollar at 1 HKD=1.032 MOP.


The Macanese Pataca (MOP) is the official currency of Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China. It is the legal tender used for all transactions within Macau.


The Macanese Pataca has a history dating back to the mid-20th century. It was first introduced in 1894 as the official currency of Macau when it was under Portuguese administration.

Macau was a Portuguese colony until its handover to China in 1999, after which it became a Special Administrative Region of China. Despite the change in sovereignty, the Pataca remained the official currency.

Coins and Banknotes:

The Macanese Pataca is subdivided into 100 avos.


Coins currently in circulation are 10, 20, and 50 avos, as well as 1, 2, 5, and 10 Patacas.


The most commonly used banknotes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 Patacas.

Each banknote typically features important cultural, historical symbols, and landmarks of Macau.