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  • 1 Dirham 2012-2022, KM# 6.2a, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa
  • 1 Dirham 2012-2022, KM# 6.2a, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa

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 Dallah (traditional Arabic coffee pot), with Hijri and Gregorian year of mint below.

Engraver: Geoffrey Colley

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Denomination in Arabic characters surrounded by name of the country.

الامارات العربية المتحدة


1 Dirham

Magnetic, Small Type
KM# 6.2a Schön# 25a
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.1 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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