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25 Riyals - Rashid Bertrand Russel

25 Riyals - Rashid (Bertrand Russel) -  obverse 25 Riyals - Rashid (Bertrand Russel) -  reverse

Obverse © Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions - Reverse © Zameer Abubakar

Features

Country Ajman
(United Arab Emirates)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1970
Value 25 Riyals (25 XQDR)
Metal Gold (.900)
Weight 5.18 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1973
References KM# 32, Fr# 13, Schön# 29
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gold Coins of the World
by Robert Friedberg
(Coin & Currency Inst.)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Men of Peace - Bertrand Russel

Obverse

Denomination 25 in Arabic in the center.
Government of Ajman & Its Dep in Arabic on top and in English below

Lettering:
★ حُكُومَة عجمَان وَتوابعُهَا ★
٢٥
GOVERNMENT OF AJMAN & ITS DEP

Translation:
Government of Ajman and its dependencies
25

Reverse

Head of Bertrand Russel facing left. Denomination (25 Riyals) below

Lettering:
BERTRAND RUSSEL
25
RIYALS
SDG

Edge

Reeded

Comments

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
2- Gandhi
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

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense". He was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.
In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy". His work has had a considerable influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.
Russell was a prominent anti-war activist; he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticised Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, and was an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. In 1950 Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought".

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1970)  Proof Sets only (KM#PS3)

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