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5 Riyals - Rashid Albert Schweitzer

5 Riyals - Rashid (Albert Schweitzer) -  obverse 5 Riyals - Rashid (Albert Schweitzer) -  reverse

© Zameer Abubakar

Features

Country Ajman
(United Arab Emirates)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1970
Value 5 Riyals (5 XQDR)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 15.00 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1973
References KM# 22, Schön# 22
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Men of Peace - Albert Schweitzer

Obverse

State emblem in the middle, denomination 5 in Arabic above, and
Government of Ajman & Its Dep in Arabic on top and in English below

Lettering:
★ حُكُومَة عجمَان وَتوابعُهَا ★
٥
GOVERNMENT OF AJMAN & ITS DEP

Translation:
Government of Ajman and its dependencies
5

Reverse

Head of Albert Schweitzer facing left. Denomination (5 Riyals) below

Lettering:
ALBERT SCHWEITZER
RIYALS 5
SDG

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Part of a set of 8 coins, all silver (.925), each of denomination of 5 riyals. The set is called "Men of Peace" and it includes below personalities:
1- Dag Hammarskjöld
2- Gandhi
3- Martin Luther King
4- George Marshall
5- Bertrand Russel
6- Albert Schweitzer
7- Jan Palach
8- Albert Luthuli

Proof Set (KM#PS2):

© Zameer Abubakar

Albert Schweitzer, OM (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine and although that region had been annexed by the German Empire four years earlier, and remained a German possession until 1918, he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French. His mother-tongue was Alsatian German.
Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity are noteworthy because they concern the role of Paul's mysticism of "being in Christ" as primary in importance rather than the secondary doctrine of Justification by Faith.
He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1970)  1,175 Proof Sets only (KM#PS2)

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