5 Fils

5 Fils -  obverse5 Fils -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Iraq
Period Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1391-1401 (1971-1981)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 5 Fils (0.005 IQD)
Currency Dinar (1931-date)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 4.0 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 12725
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 125a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 31a,
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Schön# 31b
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Value in Arabic in a central circle with lettering, wheat ear and leaf below, lettering above

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
الجمهورية العراقية
٥
فلوس

Translation:
The Iraqi Republic
5
Fils

Reverse

Three palm trees in foreground, row of trees in background both sides, years to the side

Script: Arabic

Lettering: ١٣٩٥ ١٩٧٥

Translation: 1975 1395

Engraver: Geoffrey Colley

Geoffrey Colley is a British sculptor and medallist. His coinages include more than 150 countries; among which are Nigeria, Malaysia, Iceland, Iraq, Kuwait, Fiji and Trinidad and Tobago. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Society of British sculptors in 1960 and a Fellow in 1970.

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada
Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

Comments

Year 1981 was struck at Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg
Different sources mention different weights of 3.9g, 4.0g and 5.04g and the actual weight of the coin really differs around these numbers (3.9g - 5.0g)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1391 (1971)  2 000 000 $ 0.54 $ 0.75 8% ١٣٩١ ١٩٧١
1394 (1974)  15 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.57 $ 0.57 18% ١٣٩٤ ١٩٧٤
1395 (1975)  94 800 000 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 66% ١٣٩٥ ١٩٧٥ (border varieties exist)
1400 (1980)  20 160 000 1.1% ١٤٠٠ ١٩٨٠
1401 (1981)  29 840 000 $ 0.60 $ 0.60 $ 0.60 $ 0.62 31% ١٤٠١ ١٩٨١ (non-magnetic)

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