1 Dinar - Faisal I


Country Syria (Kingdom)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1338 (1920)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Dinar (1)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 6.75 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 67, Schön# A1, Fr# 1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)


Crowned royal coat of arms; al-mamlakat (The Kingdom) in Arabic above, al-suriyat ([of] Syria), in Arabic down left, and dinar (denomination) in Arabic up right; AD date in Arabic numerals in exergue

دينَار المَملكة السورية

Syrian Kingdom Dinar


Faysal al-auwal (Faisal the First) in Arabic within floral wreath; voided heptagram above; 1338 in Arabic numerals (date) in exergue

فيصل الأول

Faisal the First


Mint: Damascus
Estimated Mintage.

According to Dr. Lawrence A. Adams’ notes, at the time he purchased this coin, a group of seven of these dinars (including this coin) appeared on the market. Of the seven, five are in public or private collections.

Below is a set of concept designs:

© Image courtesy of Wikipedia

The Arab Kingdom of Syria was the first modern Arab state to come into existence but only lasted a little over four months (from 8 March to24 July 1920). During its brief existence, the kingdom was led by Sharif Hussein bin Ali's son Faisal bin Hussein. Despite its claims to territory of a Greater Syria, Faisal's government controlled a limited area and was dependent on Britain which, along with France, generally opposed the idea of a Greater Syria and refused to recognize Faisal as its king. The kingdom surrendered to French forces on 24 July 1920.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1338 (1920)  12 ١٣٣٨ - ١٩٢٠

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