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South Arabia 1964: preliminary designs

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South Arabia issued its first coinage in 1964.

The country became the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.

It later merged with North Yemen.

See: The Yemen People's Democratic Republic.
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The Royal Mint (UK) produced South Arabia's coins.

English artist and sculptor Humphrey Paget produced the designs.
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South Arabia common obverse 1964-sketch.jpg

Here is Mr. Paget's sketch of the common obverse of the coins.
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The obverse of the issued 1 fils and 5 fils coins.
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South Arabia 1 fils 1964-sketch.jpg

Mr. Paget's sketches of alternative reverse designs for the 1 fils coin.
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South Arabia 1 fils 1964.jpg

The reverse of the issued 1 fils coin of 1964.
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South Arabia 5 fils 1964-sketch.jpg

Mr. Paget's sketches of alternative reverse designs for the 5 fils coin.
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South Arabia 5  fils 1964.jpg

The reverse of the issued 5 fils coin of 1964.
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South Arabia 25 fils 1964-sketch.jpg

Mr. Paget's sketch of the proposed reverse design for the 25 fils coin.
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The reverse of the issued 25 fils coin of 1964.
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South Arabia 50 fils 1964-sketch.jpg

Mr. Paget's sketch of the proposed reverse design for the 50 fils coin.
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The reverse of the issued 50 fils coin of 1964.


Ultimately the 25 and 50 fils coins were given the same boat design.
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