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Coinage of the United Arab Emirates

Started by <k>, March 31, 2014, 07:13:17 PM

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In 1995 the diameter of the 50 fils coin was reduced from 25 mm to 21 mm.   Its shape was changed from round to heptagonal.



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Also in 1995 the diameter of the 1 dirham coin was reduced from 28.5 mm to 23.8 mm.

It remained round in shape.

In 1996 the diameter of the 5 fils coin was reduced from 22 mm to 17 mm.

The 10 fils coin was reduced from 27 mm to 19 mm.

All the coins retained their original designs.
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#17
From 2012, the 1 dirham coin was minted in nickel-plated steel instead of copper-nickel.

It retained its original designs and approximately the same weight and diameter.


From 2013 the 50 fils coins were issued in nickel-plated steel instead of copper-nickel.

Otherwise they were unchanged.


From 2017 the 10 fils coins were issued in copper-plated steel instead of bronze.

Otherwise they were unchanged.


From 2018 the 25 fils coins were issued in nickel-plated steel instead of copper-nickel.

Otherwise they were unchanged.


From 2018 the 1 and 5 fils coins were issued in copper-plated steel instead of bronze.

Otherwise they were unchanged.
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<k>

#18



It looks as if the the design of the 5 fils coin has been remodelled slightly.

The fish scales are more distinct. Do you agree?
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#19
From Wikipedia:

By August 2006 it became publicly known that the Philippine one peso coin is the same size as one dirham. As 1 peso is only worth 8 fils, this has led to vending machine fraud in the UAE. Pakistan's 5 rupee coin, the Omani 50 Baisa coin and the Moroccan 1 dirham are also the same size as the Emirati one dirham coin.

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#20



UAE has issued several commemorative coins over the years.

This 5 dirham coin of 1981 depicts a Berber falcon.
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Some more very modern and attractive designs from recent years.
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Pabitra

Quote from: <k> on May 31, 2020, 03:36:31 PM
From 2012, the 1 dirham coin was minted in nickel-plated steel instead of copper-nickel, but it retained its original designs and approximately the same weight and diameter.

From 2013 the 50 fils coins were issued in nickel-plated steel instead of copper-nickel. Otherwise they were unchanged.


From 2017 the 10 fils coins were issued in copper-plated steel instead of bronze. Otherwise they were unchanged.


From 2018 the 25 fils coins were issued in nickel-plated steel instead of copper-nickel. Otherwise they were unchanged.

From 2018 the 1 and 5 fils coins were issued in copper-plated steel instead of bronze. Otherwise they were unchanged.

The weights changed slightly



Denomination new weight old weight
1 F.                  1.52g.          1.5g
5 F.                  1.9g.             2.2g
10F.                 2.95g.          3.0g
25 F.                3.42g            3.5g
50F.                  4.15g.          4.3g
1D.                    6.2g.            6.4 g

<k>

Yes, but they were trivial amounts. That's why I used the word approximately above but didn't keep repeating it.
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Pabitra

Incidentally, when plated steel Dirham was first issued, there was no official announcement to this effect. The parking meter started rejecting the coin and there was big noise in the press. It was only then that Authorities confessed about the change.

gerard974

Hello
the commemoratives i dirham coins are nice but very hard to find
best regards Gerard

Pabitra

They are cornered by dealers and practically never found in circulation or issued by banks. However, very easy to get from the dealers. Smaller coins ( less than 25 fils ) also have the same story.

gerard974

Hello Pabitra
Thank you for your reply ,do you have one link for one seller ? Same in MP
best regards Gerard

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