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  • 25 Fils 2014-2018, KM# 4a, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa
  • 25 Fils 2014-2018, KM# 4a, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa
  • 25 Fils 2014-2018, KM# 4a, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa, Fine (2018) vs coarse (2014) edge reeding

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the second president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi from November 2004 until his death in May 2022, was the eldest son of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE's first president. He played a key role as crown prince in the late 1990s due to his father's health issues, and officially assumed leadership in Abu Dhabi in 2004. During his tenure, he oversaw Abu Dhabi's cultural and academic expansion, including the establishment of institutions like the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airways. Under his presidency, the UAE became a significant economic force, and Khalifa was known for his pro-Western stance, deftly navigating regional politics and strengthening ties with the United States and Israel. Despite a stroke in 2014, he remained involved in ceremonial duties, with his half-brother, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, handling day-to-day affairs. Khalifa's death in 2022 marked the succession of his brother, Mohamed.


A Gazelle facing left, with Hijri and Gregorian year of mint below.

Sand gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa marica), with a maximum weight 22 kilogrammes, is the second largest of the antelopes that occur in the UAE. Virtually extinct in the wild, there are occasional reports from the Liwa of small groups of these beautiful creatures. The elegantly curved horns of both males and females are considerably longer than those of other gazelles occurring in the area. The animals are very light in colour, the head completely white in older animals, with back and flanks being light beige, an obvious advantage in the open sands, which they favour. The belly is white and the dark stripe between the white underside and the beige flanks and back of the gazelle, a distinguishing feature of the mountain gazelle, is absent. Black eyes, nostril and mouth contrast with the pale body. The sand gazelle is the only antelope in this area that regularly gives birth to twins and this usually in spring and autumn. The young spend their first days in shallow scrapes, or under a small bush, until they are strong enough to move with the adults.

Engraver: Geoffrey Colley



Denomination in Arabic characters surrounded by name of the country.

الامارات العربية المتحدة


25 Fils

KM# 4a
Material Nickel Clad Steel
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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