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  • 1 Dirham 2000, KM# 46, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, General Women's Union, 25th Anniversary
  • 1 Dirham 2000, KM# 46, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, General Women's Union, 25th Anniversary
Description

Established on August 27, 1975, under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the General Women's Union serves as the national organization dedicated to empowering and leading women in the United Arab Emirates. It acts as a pivotal support structure for women's movements, guiding their efforts to address women's issues and concerns across local, regional, and international platforms.

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004) was an Emirati leader, credited with founding the United Arab Emirates. He governed the Eastern Region before becoming Abu Dhabi's ruler in 1966 and later the UAE's first president until his passing in 2004. Revered as the "Father of the Nation," he played a pivotal role in uniting the seven emirates. Zayed succeeded his brother as Abu Dhabi's ruler after a peaceful coup in 1966.

Obverse

Depicts the denomination in Arabic surrounded by the country name in Arabic above and English below.

الامارات العربية المتحدة
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درهمـ
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Reverse

Depicts the logo of the union (a head of the Arabian oryx right conjugated with a veiled woman left below the oryx surrounded by the flag of UAE) surrounded by Arabic and English inscriptions of the union name above, dates of establishment and issue below.

Oryx is a genus comprising four large antelope species known for their pale pelage with dark markings on the face and legs, and nearly straight long horns. The scimitar oryx, unique among them, lacks leg markings, has faint head markings, a ochre neck, and distinctly curved horns. The Arabian oryx was rescued from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction efforts. Similarly, the scimitar oryx, declared extinct in the wild, also depended on captive breeding for its survival.

اليوبيل الفضي
GENERAL WOMEN'S UNION
الإتحاد النسائي العام
1975-2000

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.4 g
Diameter 23.8 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Austrian Mint

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