• 1 Fils 1962-1988, KM# 9, Kuwait, Abdullah III, Sabah III, Jaber III
  • 1 Fils 1962-1988, KM# 9, Kuwait, Abdullah III, Sabah III, Jaber III
Description

Sheikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1895–1965) was the 11th ruler of Kuwait, the first Emir of the State of Kuwait, and Commander-in-chief of Kuwait Military Forces from 29 January 1950 until his death. He effectively ended the British "protectorate" status of Kuwait by signing a treaty with the British on 19 June 1961. He is regarded as the founder of modern Kuwait. He introduced the Constitution of Kuwait in 1962, followed by the Parliament in 1963. The anniversary of his coronation, 25 February, serves as Kuwait's national day.

Sabah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1913–1977) was the Emir of Kuwait from 1965 to 1977. He suspended parliament in late August 1976 for 4 years, claiming it was acting against the nation.

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.

Obverse

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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Reverse

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

الكُوَيت
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فلس
KUWAIT

Edge
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# PS2, KM# MS1
Mint
Royal Mint

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