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Morocco: coin series of 1974
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:00:28 PM »
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The dirham was reintroduced on 16 October 1960. It replaced the franc as the major unit of currency but, until 1974, the franc continued to circulate, with 1 dirham = 100 francs. In 1974, the santim replaced the franc. In 1974, with the introduction of the santim, a new coinage was introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 santimat and 1 dirham. The 1 santim coins were aluminium, the 5 up to 20 santimat were minted in brass, with the highest two denominations in cupro-nickel.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 11:02:57 PM »
The 1 santim coin featured the Moroccan coat of arms on the obverse.

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The current coat of arms of Morocco (formally, the royal coat of arms) was introduced 14 August 1957. It was developed by the graphic artists Gauthier and Hainaut and shows a green pentagram, specifically a two-dimensional Penrose pentacle on a red background before the Atlas Mountains and a rising sun. The royal crown is on top. Two lions function as the holders of the shield. On the ribbon underneath, the Arabic inscription is written: (Arabic: إن تنصروا الله ينصركم‎) (If you glorify God, He will glorify you) (Quran, Verse 7, Sura 47).

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 11:03:59 PM »
The reverse of the 1 santim features a symbolic design that is supposed to represent the activity of fishing.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 11:05:36 PM »
The 5 santims coin shows a fish in a fishing net under a boat tiller. This is officially a FAO-themed design.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 11:06:37 PM »
The 5 santims has the coat of arms on the obverse.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 11:08:38 PM »
The obverse of the 10 santims features a stylised sunflower under the rays of the sun. This is officially a FAO-themed design.

The coat of arms appears on the obverse.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2018, 11:15:48 PM »
The reverse of the 20 santims coin featured the coat of arms. The obverse featured a portrait of King Hassan II. The portrait was the work of British artist and sculptor David Wynne, who died in 2014. Mr Wynne also designed the reverse of the UK 50 pence of 1973, which commemorated the entry of the UK into the European Economic Community.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2018, 11:17:14 PM »
The reverse of the 50 santims coin featured the coat of arms. The obverse featured the same portrait of King Hassan II.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2018, 11:19:00 PM »
The reverse of the 1 dirham coin featured the coat of arms. The obverse featured the same portrait of King Hassan II.

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Re: Morocco: coin series of 1974
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2018, 11:20:51 PM »
The coins were produced at the Royal Mint, UK.

The reverse designs of the 1, 5 and 10 santims were provided by Morocco and modelled by the English artist and sculptor Geoffrey Colley.

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