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King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« on: March 21, 2011, 01:19:28 AM »
Not sure if this should go in the Thematic Collecting board. However, the subjects there generally encompass variety. This is merely one king on coins.

Anyway, the PLK (Plucky little King) was certainly a survivor, in a dangerous region that has been plagued by enmities: monarchs and Ba'athist dictators; Arabs and Jews; Sunnis and Shi'ites; Palestinian and Israelis; Arab nationalists, the PLO, and religious fundamentalists; Communist clients and supporters of the West.

He saw several numismatic portraits of himself during his lifetime; these, I think, are all of them.


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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 01:20:52 AM »
He died in 1999. The bottom image shows him with his wife.
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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 01:02:09 AM »
He died in 1999. The bottom image shows him with his wife.

I find that last portrait interesting on several levels. The beard (to compensate for hair loss elsewhere?), the year of his death, the wife. She is his fourth wife, Elizabeth Najeeb Halaby.

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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 04:34:00 PM »
Jordan, dinar, 1977.  King Hussein's silver jubilee.

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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2013, 02:14:31 PM »


The first numismatic portrait of King Hussein, which appeared in 1968, was by British artist and sculptor, Philip Nathan. He is perhaps best known for designing the UK Charles and Diana Royal Wedding crown (25 pence) of 1981. He also designed the reverse of the UK's first Britannia gold bullion coins of the 1980s, the circulating coin series of Barbados (1970s onward), and the reverses of Gibraltar's circulation series of 2004 and 2005.

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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2013, 02:18:04 PM »


According to the Royal Mint:

A new portrait of King Hussein of Jordan by Geoffrey Colley was introduced for circulating coins in 1978. It had been used the preceding year on three Jordan coins issued as part of the Conservation Coin Collection an international project in collaboration with the WWF which helped finance conservation programmes.

Link: Royal Mint Museum, Jordan



Click on the link below to find out more about Geoffrey Colley:

Geoffrey Colley, Coin Designer

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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 09:58:23 PM »
Jordan, 5 dinars, 1999.

This double portrait was designed by Robert Elderton.
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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 04:28:56 PM »
The Polish-born sculptor Grazyna Jolanta Lindau, who now lives in Bern, Switzerland, designed both sides of this beautiful Jordanian coin. The coin commemorates Jordan's Golden Jubilee of Independence (1946-1996). The reverse shows King Abdullah I of Jordan reading out the independence declaration.

The designs also appeared on a silver 1 dinar coin.



Jordan 1 dinar 1996

Jordan 50 dinars 1996



The image below is courtesy of Stacks Bowers.

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Re: King Hussein of Jordan on coins
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2018, 11:40:28 PM »
Compare the images below to the portrait above. They all look like the same portrait but with a different coup - they show different amounts of the chest and shoulders.

The portrait on the 10 piastres first appeared in 1992. The portrait on the 5 dinars of 1995 (so far as I know) appears only on that coin: it is a collector coin for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.