The Republic of Yemen

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Republic of Yemen flag.jpg

Flag of the Republic of Yemen.


Yemen is an Arab republic, located in Western Asia, in the south-west of the Arabian peninsula.

In 1990 North Yemen united with the poorer and formerly communist South Yemen to form the new unified state.

Yemen has been in a state of political crisis since 2011 and a civil war since 2014.
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Map of Yemen.[/center]
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Yemen Emblem.jpg

Yemeni national emblem.


From Wikipedia:

The national emblem of Yemen depicts a golden eagle with a scroll between its claws. On the scroll is written the name of the country in Arabic: الجمهورية اليمنية or Al-Jumhuriyyah Al-Yamaniyah ("The Yemeni Republic"). The chest of the eagle contains a shield that depicts a coffee plant and the Marib Dam, with four blue and three wavy stripes below. The flagstaffs on the right and left of the eagle hold the Flag of Yemen.
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Yemen, 1 rial, 1993.


In 1993 the new country issued its first national circulation coinage.

The 1 rial coin was made of stainless steel.


The coin was icosihenagonal (21-sided).

The reverse featured the Yemeni national emblem.
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Yemen 1 rial 1993-.jpg


The 1 rial coin coin was issued in 1993 only.

The obverse of the coin showed the denomination.
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Yemen 5 rials 2004.jpg


The 5 rials coin was issued from 1993 to 2004.

It was also icosihenagonal (21-sided) and made of stainless steel.

Above you see the obverse.
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The reverse design of the 5 rials coin.

It featured the Central Bank building.
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Yemen Central Bank.jpg

The Yemeni Central Bank building.
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Yemen 10 riyals 1993-.jpg


The 10 rials coin was issued from 1995 to 2009.

The coin was made of stainless steel.

It was round with a polygonal inner rim.
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Yemen 10 rials  2009.jpg


The reverse of the 10 rials depicted the Shahara Bridge.
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Yemen Shaharah bridge.jpg

The Shahara Bridge, Yemen, was built in the 17th century.
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Yemen 20 rials.jpg


In 2004 only a bimetallic 20 rials coin was issued.

It had a brass-plated steel centre within a stainless steel ring

Above you see the obverse of the coin.
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The reverse of the 20 rials coin featured a dragon blood tree.
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The Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari) is a Dragon Tree unique to Socotra Island, Yemen.

This evergreen species is named after its dark red resin, which is known as "dragon's blood".
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Yemen 20 rials 2006-.jpg


A steel version of the 20 rials coin was issued in 2006 only.

Above you see the obverse of the coin.
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