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  • 1 Fils 1973-2005, KM# 1, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, Khalifa, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • 1 Fils 1973-2005, KM# 1, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, Khalifa, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Description

The 1 Fils coin is a rarity and does not circulate significantly. The fils is a subdivision of currency used in many Arab countries; the term is a modern retranscription of fals, an early medieval Arab coin. "Fils" is the singular form in Arabic, not plural (as its final consonant might indicate to an English speaker).

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان ‎‎; 1918–2004) was the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Emîr (أمير) (Ruler) of Abu Dhabiand first Ra’îs (رئيس) President of the United Arab Emirates, a post which he held for the lengthy period of over 33 years (1971–2004).

Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان‎‎; born 1948; referred to as Sheikh Khalifa) is the President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the commander of the Union Defence Force. He succeeded his father, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as Emir of Abu Dhabi on November 2, 2004, and he became the President of the Federation the next day. As Crown Prince, he had already been acting as president since the late 1990s while his father was in ill health.

Obverse

Date palms above dates. An inscription "To increase the production of food crops" above.

Engraver: Geoffroy Colley

لزيادة انتاج المحاصيل الغذائية
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Reverse

Denomination in Arabic characters surrounded by name of the country.

الامارات العربية المتحدة
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فلس
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bronze
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# MS1
Mints
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)
Royal Mint

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