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UAE: New Collector Coins
« on: May 10, 2019, 04:10:21 PM »
Sharjah bank issues coins to mark mosque opening

Published:  May 10, 2019 15:12

Sharjah: The Central Bank of the UAE has issued two commemorative coins to mark the opening of Sharjah Mosque by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Designed and implemented by the Sharjah Islamic Bank, SIB, the first is a 99.99 per cent gold coin weighing 60g, of 60-mm diameter, on one side of which the holy verse “The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day” appears.

The other is a 99.99 per cent silver coin weighing 60g, of 60-mm diameter inscribed with the holy verse “The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give Zakah and do not fear except Allah, for it is expected that those will be of the [rightly] guided.”

Writing on both commemorative coins appears in Al Thuluth calligraphy.

Source: Gulf News
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Re: UAE: New Collector Coins
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 04:37:03 PM »
I assume these are medals, aren't they? If not, what are there face values?

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Re: UAE: New Collector Coins
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 10:44:40 AM »
The silver coin seems to have a face value of 100 dirhams.

As for the gold coins, my understanding that since mid-90s, when they stopped putting the denomination on gold coins, they have had an implicit denomination, recognised by the Central Bank of UAE, depending on the gold weight, with each 20g of gold translating to 500 dirhams. Hence, the above gold coin would be 1500 dirhams.

See Numista or this link:

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Re: UAE: New Collector Coins
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 11:01:34 PM »
Hello hell0,

We had the chance to produce this coin few explanation:
Silvers coin is 100 Dirhams (Quantity 1000, 60 grams, size 60 mm)
Gold coins no face values (Quantity 100, 60 grams, size 60mm)

Opening of this mosque has been done few weeks ago
(picture to follow)

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Re: UAE: New Collector Coins
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 11:03:15 PM »
Opening ceremony (mosque on the background)


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Re: UAE: New Collector Coins
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 09:31:28 AM »
Thank you for the information Big_M and nino_68! The design of the coin looks good. You get to meet a lot of interesting people.
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Re: UAE: New Collector Coins
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 11:08:17 PM »
For the little story, my company pushed them to modify the design that you have posted at the beginning because the right tower is not very straight.
At the beginning the  central bank told us that we must follow the design from the client from the mosque.

At the end we did it and made one coin with the tower not straight, clients finally complained and we remade the mould last minute with the tower straight  ;D like I advised the first day

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Re: UAE: New Collector Coins
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 05:18:38 PM »
Interesting story. The images in the first post look like they are computer-generated from a photo. This may explain the slanting minaret: the building is large enough, and the minaret high enough to have a perspective that would make the far minaret seem out of whack. Being reduced to fit on a small surface, eye and brain are trying to reduce the perspective. If so, with some addition in the sky to give the design depth, the minaret would have looked good to the brain and the mosque would have looked grander.

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