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5 Fils

5 Fils -  obverse 5 Fils -  reverse

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Features

Country Iraq
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1391-1401 (1971-1981)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 5 Fils (0.005 IQD)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 4.0 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 12 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 125a, Schön# 31a, Schön# 31b
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

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.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
الجمهورية العراقية
٥
فلوس

Translation:
The Iraqi Republic
5 Fils

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Year 1981 was struck at Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa
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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1391 (1971)  2,000,000 ١٣٩١ ١٩٧١
1394 (1974)  15,000,000 0.35 0.39 ١٣٩٤ ١٩٧٤
1395 (1975)  94,800,000 0.59 0.55 0.42 0.49 0.52 ١٣٩٥ ١٩٧٥ (border varieties exist)
1400 (1980)  20,160,000 ١٤٠٠ ١٩٨٠
1401 (1981)  29,840,000 0.73 0.67 ١٤٠١ ١٩٨١ (non-magnetic)

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