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  • 1/2 Dirham 1987, Y# 87, Morocco, Hassan II
  • 1/2 Dirham 1987, Y# 87, Morocco, Hassan II

Hassan II (1929–1999) was King of Morocco from 1961 until his death in 1999. He was a member of the Alaouite dynasty. He was the eldest son of Mohammed V, Sultan, then King of Morocco (1909–1961), and his second wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar (1909–1992). Hassan was known to be one of the most severe rulers of Morocco, widely accused of authoritarian practices and of being an autocrat and a dictator, particularly during the Years of Lead.

Engraver: David Wynne


Head left and inscription "The Kingdom of Morocco Hassan II".

الحسن الثاني
المملكة المغربية


Arms of the Kingdom, dates and value (Half 1/2 Dirham).

The current coat of arms of Morocco (formally, the royal coat of arms) was introduced 14 August 1957. It was developed by the graphic artists Gauthier and Hainaut and shows a pentagram, specifically a two-dimensional Penrose pentacle on a background before the Atlas Mountains and a rising sun. The royal crown is on top. Two lions function as the holders of the shield. On the ribbon underneath, the Arabic inscription is written: (Arabic: إن تنصروا الله ينصركم‎‎) (If you glorify God, He will glorify you) (Quran, Verse 7, Sura 47).

1987 1407
إن تنصروا الله ينصركم
نصف 1/2 درهم


1/2 Dirham

3rd portrait
Y# 87 Schön# 92
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Material Cupronickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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