25 Riyals - Rashid Martin Luther King
Obverse © Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions - Reverse © Zameer Abubakar
(United Arab Emirates)
|Type||Non circulating coin|
|Value||25 Riyals (25 XQDR)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
|References||KM# 30, Fr# 8, Schön# 27
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Gold Coins of the World
by Robert Friedberg
(Coin & Currency Inst.)
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Men of Peace - Martin Luther King
Denomination 25 in Arabic in the center.
Government of Ajman & Its Dep in Arabic on top and in English below
★ حُكُومَة عجمَان وَتوابعُهَا ★
GOVERNMENT OF AJMAN & ITS DEP
Government of Ajman and its dependencies
Head of Martin Luther King facing left. Denomination (25 Riyals) below
MARTIN LUTHER KING
Part of a set of 8 coins, all gold (.900), each of denomination of 25 riyals. The set is called "Men of Peace" and it includes below personalities:
1- Dag Hammarskjöld
3- Martin Luther King
4- George Marshall
5- Bertrand Russel
6- Albert Schweitzer
7- Jan Palach
8- Albert Luthuli
Proof Set (KM#PS3):
© Zameer Abubakar
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia (the Albany Movement), and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.
On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year he and SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam".
In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities.
King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also renamed for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (Dag Hammarskjöld)
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (Gandhi)
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (Martin Luther King)
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (George Marshall)
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (Bertrand Russel)
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (Albert Schweitzer)
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (Jan Palach)
- 5 Riyals - Rashid (Albert Luthuli)
- 25 Riyals - Rashid (Dag Hammarskjöld)
- 25 Riyals - Rashid (Gandhi)
- 25 Riyals - Rashid (George Marshall)
- 25 Riyals - Rashid (Bertrand Russel)
- 25 Riyals - Rashid (Albert Schweitzer)
- 25 Riyals - Rashid (Jan Palach)
- 25 Riyals - Rashid (Albert Luthuli)
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|ND (1970)||Proof Sets only (KM#PS3)|
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