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Kuwait: pattern 3 dinars AH 1379 / CE 1960

Started by <k>, November 08, 2022, 01:59:43 PM

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Kuwait: pattern 3 dinars, AH 1379 / CE 1960.

Description from Baldwin's Auction House.

Kuwait, Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1959-1965), gold Pattern 3 Dinars (also called a Sovereign), London mint, AH 1379 / 1960 AD, legend translation: 'His highness, the exalted Sheikh 'Abdallah al-Salim al-Sabah, ruler of the State of Kuwait', bust of Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, wearing bisht and gotra, with agal facing slightly left. Rev. Dhow under sail right; below: 1960 – 1379 in Eastern Arabic numerals, 8.01g (KM unlisted; Fr. unlisted). About Uncirculated, with slight marks, fantastic condition. Only a handful of these patterns are known to exist. Only one other known to have come to the market in the last 10 years, the other one being in lesser condition, sold in CNG, Triton XIX, lot 2544 (January 2016) for $17,000.

Ex. Private collection, in the family for over 40 years.

Image © A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd.
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This pattern was a product of the Royal Mint (UK).

I asked the Royal Mint if they knew who had designed and modelled it.

The Royal Mint staff however found that they no longer held these details.
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You are digging up incredible stuff, <k>. Thanks for the many pictures and research. The stories give colour and depth to the circulation pieces long ago catalogued.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.