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25 Riyals - Rashid Jan Palach

25 Riyals - Rashid (Jan Palach) -  obverse 25 Riyals - Rashid (Jan Palach) -  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# 34, Fr# 11, Schön# 31
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Men of Peace - Jan Palach

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 Jan Palach facing left. Denomination (25 Riyals) below

Lettering:
JAN PALACH
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

Jan Palach (11 August 1948 – 19 January 1969) was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University in Prague. He committed self-immolation as a political protest against the end of the Prague Spring resulting from the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies.

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

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