5 Fils - Abdullah III / Sabāh III / Jāber III / Sabah IV non-magnetic

5 Fils - Abdullah III / Sabāh III / Jāber III / Sabah IV (non-magnetic) -  obverse5 Fils - Abdullah III / Sabāh III / Jāber III / Sabah IV (non-magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Kuwait
Emir Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1950-1965)
Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1965-1977)
Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Sabah (1977-2006)
Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (2006-2020)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1382-1432 (1962-2011)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 5 Fils
0.005 KWD = USD 0.016
Currency Dinar (1960-1990 and 1991-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 3036
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 10,
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# 9
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Value in Arabic within circle. State name in Arabic above, and in English below

Lettering:
الكُوَيت
٥
فلُوس
KUWAIT

Translation:
Kuwait
5 Fils

Reverse

Boom sailing ship, a type of dhow, sailing to the left with a small flag on the right side. Islamic and Gregorian dates in Arabic below

Lettering: ١٤٣١ - ٢٠١٠

Translation: 2010 - 1431

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

Comments

Rulers:
1) Sheikh Abdullah III (1950-1965)
2) Sheikh Sabah III (1965-1977)
3) Sheikh Jaber III (1977-2006)
4) Sheikh Sabah IV (2006-Date)

1401(1981) Specimen (Ex King's Norton Mint Collection):

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1382 (1962)  1 800 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.36 $ 0.46 $ 0.60 $ 0.88 11% ١٣٨٢ - ١٩٦٢
1382 (1962)  60 0.19% ١٣٨٢ - ١٩٦٢ Proof Sets only (KM#PS2)
1384 (1964)  600 000 $ 0.29 3% ١٣٨٤ - ١٩٦٤
1386 (1967)  1 600 000 $ 0.31 7% ١٣٨٦ - ١٩٦٧
1388 (1968)  800 000 $ 0.22 3% ١٣٨٨ - ١٩٦٨
1389 (1970)  600 000 2% ١٣٨٩ - ١٩٧٠
1390 (1971)  600 000 $ 0.71 3% ١٣٩٠ - ١٩٧١
1391 (1971)  600 000 2% ١٣٩١ - ١٩٧١
1392 (1972)  800 000 $ 0.54 4% ١٣٩٢ - ١٩٧٢
1393 (1973)  800 000 3% ١٣٩٣ - ١٩٧٣
1393 (1973)  0.16% ١٣٩٣ - ١٩٧٣ Mint Sets (KM#MS1)
1394 (1974)  1 200 000 $ 0.95 3% ١٣٩٤ - ١٩٧٤
1396 (1976)  180 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.73 10% ١٣٩٦ - ١٩٧٦
1397 (1977)  4 000 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.41 7% ١٣٩٧ - ١٩٧٧
1399 (1979)  6 700 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 10% ١٣٩٩ - ١٩٧٩
1400 (1980)  $ 0.42 $ 0.42 5% ١٤٠٠ - ١٩٨٠
1401 (1981)  7 000 000 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 9% ١٤٠١ - ١٩٨١
1401 (1981)  0.10% ١٤٠١ - ١٩٨١ Specimen (Ex King's Norton Mint Collection)
1403 (1983)  $ 0.50 $ 0.50 7% ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣
1405 (1985)  $ 0.23 4% ١٤٠٥ - ١٩٨٥
1407 (1987)  1.4% ١٤٠٧ - ١٩٨٧
1408 (1988)  3 000 000 $ 0.26 4% ١٤٠٨ - ١٩٨٨
1410 (1990)  $ 0.13 $ 0.31 $ 0.38 $ 0.67 11% ١٤١٠ - ١٩٩٠
1414 (1993)  $ 0.35 5% ١٤١٤ - ١٩٩٣
1415 (1995)  $ 0.16 $ 0.34 $ 0.61 $ 0.96 11% ١٤١٥ - ١٩٩٥ (varieties exist)
1417 (1997)  $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.48 $ 0.51 $ 0.57 24% ١٤١٧ - ١٩٩٧
1422 (2001)  $ 0.31 5% ١٤٢٢ - ٢٠٠١
1424 (2003)  $ 0.29 $ 0.42 $ 0.45 $ 0.51 11% ١٤٢٤ - ٢٠٠٣
1426 (2005)  $ 0.07 4% ١٤٢٦ - ٢٠٠٥
1427 (2006)  $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.31 6% ١٤٢٧ - ٢٠٠٦
1428 (2007)  $ 0.26 $ 0.66 7% ١٤٢٨ - ٢٠٠٧
1429 (2008)  $ 0.31 $ 0.61 7% ١٤٢٩ - ٢٠٠٨
1430 (2009)  3% ١٤٣٠ - ٢٠٠٩
1431 (2010)  $ 0.49 $ 0.49 4% ١٤٣١ - ٢٠١٠
1432 (2011)  $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 6% ١٤٣٢ - ٢٠١١

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