Legal tender in the Republic of North Macedonia is the Macedonian denar, which, as a national currency, was introduced on 26 April 1992, on the day of its monetary independence, first as coupons, and one year later as the first original issue of the denar. The Macedonian national currency received its name according to the eponymous antique Roman currency - denar (Lat. denarius), which was used on our territory in the past.

Pursuant to the established legislation, the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia has an exclusive right to issue banknotes and coins and is responsible for the supply of banknotes and coins that are legal tender in the Republic of North Macedonia. The National Bank Council determines the face value, size, weights, designs, and the security and other features of the banknotes and coins that are issued in the Republic of North Macedonia.