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  • 100 Fils 1987, KM# 14b, Kuwait, Jaber III
  • 100 Fils 1987, KM# 14b, Kuwait, Jaber III

Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah (1926–2006) of the al-Sabah dynasty, was the Emir of Kuwait and Commander of the Military of Kuwait; serving from 31 December 1977 until his death. He had previously served as minister of finance and Economy from 1962 until 1965, when he was appointed prime minister prior to becoming Kuwait's ruler.


Boom sailing ship, a type of dhow, sailing to the left with a small flag on the right side. Islamic and Gregorian dates in Arabic below.

Dhow (Arabic داو dāw) is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Historians are divided as to whether the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the coasts of Eastern Arabia (Arab states of the Persian Gulf), East Africa, Yemen and coastal South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh). Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.

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Value in Arabic within a circle. State name in Arabic above and in English below.



100 Fils

KM# 14b Schön# 13c
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.9167
Weight 12.33 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# PS4
Royal Mint

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