• 50 Halala 1972, KM# 50, Saudi Arabia, Faisal, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • 50 Halala 1972, KM# 50, Saudi Arabia, Faisal, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Description

Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1906–1975) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. As king, he is credited with rescuing the country's finances and implementing a policy of modernization and reform. His main foreign policy themes were pan-Islamism, anti-Communism, and pro-Palestinian nationalism. He successfully stabilized the kingdom's bureaucracy, and his reign had significant popularity among Saudis. In 1975 he was assassinated by his nephew Faisal bin Musaid.

Obverse

Depicts the Saudi Arabian national emblem, legend above "Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud" and below "King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

The Saudi Arabian national emblem was adopted in 1950. It consists of two crossed swords with a palm tree in the space above and between the blades.

The two swords represent the Kingdom of Hejaz and the Sultanate of Najd and its dependencies, which were united under Ibn Saud in 1926. The palm tree represents the Kingdom's assets which are defined as its people, heritage, history, and resources natural and non-natural. Thus, the palm is shown to be guarded by the two swords, which represent the force to be used in defence of the nation.

فيصل بن عبد العزيز آل سعود
ملك المملكة العربية السعودية

Reverse

Legend "Fifty Halala" above inscription and in a circle "Half Riyal" dividing numeral values, dates and Quranic verse "And feed the desperate the poor" below.

In the Islamic Quran, an Āyah is a "verse", one of the statement of varying length that make up the chapters (surah) of the Quran and are marked by a number. The word means "evidence", "sign" or "miracle", and in Islam may refer to things other than Quranic verses, such as religious obligations (ayat taklifiyyah) or cosmic phenomena (ayat takwiniyyah).

خمسون هللة
نصف
50 ٥٠ ريال
١٣٩٢هـ-١٩٧٢مـ
وأطعموا البائس الفقير

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment -

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