1 Gunayh - Abd al-Azīz Gold Pattern

Features

Issuer Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman (1921-1953)
Type Pattern
Year 1370 (1951)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Gunayh (5)
Currency Riyal (1925-1960)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.98 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 142328
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# Pn6
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
ملك المملكة العربية السعودية
عبد العزيز بن عبد الرحمن بن فيصل آل سعود

Translation:
King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
'Abd al-'Aziz bin 'Abd al-Rahman bin Faisal Al Sa'ud

Reverse

Note: without "wahed"

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
جنيه عربي سعودي
ضرب في المكرّمة مكة
١٣٧٠
١

Translation:
Saudi Arabian Pound
Struck in the Holy City of Mekka
1370
1

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Gold Pattern of KM#36 with different reverse legends (without "wahed")
Proof uncirculated and unique. This is one of the world’s rarest proof pattern coinages, known only from this example. However, it is likely that at least two examples were struck, one of which was sent by the Royal Mint in London to Saudi Arabia for royal approval, but if this is the case its whereabouts is unknown.It should be noted that although the denomination is described as a Guinea, the weight is exactly that of the gold Sovereign.
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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1370 (1951)  ١٣٧٠ Proof

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