1000 Dirhams / 10 Riyals - Ahmad II Abu Simbel

Features

Issuer Umm Al Qaiwain (United Arab Emirates)
Ruling authority Ahmad bin Rashid Al Mualla (1928-1981)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1389 (1970)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 10 Riyals
Currency Riyal (1966-1973)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 30 g
Diameter 45 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1973
Number N# 44232
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 4,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 4
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Abu Simbel Temples

Obverse

Coat of arms; consisting of crossed flags, and encircled by laurel branches.
Dates and value below.
Coin's serial number (434)

Scripts: Arabic, Latin

Lettering:
· STATE OF UMULQAIWAIN حكومة ام القيوين ·
1970 · ١٣٨٩
١٠٠٠ درهم = ١٠ ريالات
10
U.A.Q. RIYALS
434
[1000]

Translation:
State of Umm al-Quwain
1970 · 1389
1000 Dirhams = 10 Riyals
10 Umm al-Quwain Riyals
434
[1000]

Reverse

Abu Simbel Temples

Script: Latin

Lettering: ABU - SIMBEL

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany (1827-date)

Comments

Issue Date: 01 Jan 1970
Issuing Bank: Italcambio, C.A

Original Proof Set (KM#PS1), mintage of 2000, containing 4 coins (KM#1-4) dated AH1389-1970:


© Marwan Al Marzooqi

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel (أبو سمبل in Arabic), a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser, about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments," which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Their huge external rock relief figures have become iconic.
The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir. The relocation of the temples was necessary to prevent their being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser, the massive artificial water reservoir formed after the building of the Aswan High Dam on the Nile River.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1389 (1970)  2 000 92% 1970 · ١٣٨٩ Proof
1389 (1970)  8% 1970 · ١٣٨٩ Proof Sets (KM#PS1)
1389 (1970)  0% 1970 · ١٣٨٩ Proof Sets (KM#PS3)

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