½ Riyal / 50 Halalah - Khālid

½ Riyal / 50 Halalah - Khālid -  obverse½ Riyal / 50 Halalah - Khālid -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Saudi Arabia
King Khalid bin Abdulaziz (1975-1982)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1397-1400 (1977-1980)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 50 Halala
0.50 SAR = USD 0.13
Currency Riyal (1960-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 7843
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 56,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 38
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Crossed swords and palm tree at center flanked by dates, legend above and below

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
خالد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود
ملك المملكة العربية السعودية

Translation:
Khalid bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud
King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Reverse

Legend above inscription in circle dividing value, date below

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
خمسون هللة
50 ٥٠
نصف ريال
١٣٩٧
هـ

Translation:
Fifty Halala
Half Rial
1397
H

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

Comments

On the reverse, the هـ (=Hijra) is placed on the left of the year for the 1400 issue and between the ٣ and the ٩ for the 1397 issue.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1397 (1977)  20 000 000 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.56 $ 0.84 $ 1.49 $ 0.94 59% ١٣٩٧
1400 (1980)  21 600 000 $ 0.75 $ 0.24 $ 0.37 $ 0.68 $ 1.85 $ 2.26 64% ١٤٠٠

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