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  • 1 Rial 1993, KM# 25, Yemen
  • 1 Rial 1993, KM# 25, Yemen

Denomination within a circle surrounded by the inscription "Central Bank of Yemen" in Arabic above and dates below.

البنك المركزي اليمني
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Depicts the coat of arms of the Yemen Republic.

The national emblem of Yemen depicts the Hawk of Quraish with a scroll between its claws. On the scroll is written the name of the country (Yemen Republic) in Arabic. The chest of the eagle contains a shield that depicts a coffee plant and the Marib Dam, with seven blue wavy stripes below. The flagstaffs on the right and left of the eagle hold the flag of Yemen.

The Hawk of Quraish is a symbol which is found on a number of emblems, coat of arms and flags of several states of the Arab world. The Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula, today especially those from the Persian Gulf coast, are traditionally falconry experts; falcons (and hawks) are seen as status symbols and one of the Arabs' favourite animals. Also the traditions and recorded history about the Quraysh and Muhammad claim a falcon had been used as clan symbol. Therefore, several variants of the Quraishi hawk were and are seen in the flags, coat of arms, seals and emblems of several Arab states until today. In that meaning, the Hawk of Quraish is a rival to the so-called Eagle of Saladin.

الجمهورية اليمنية


1 Rial

KM# 25 Schön# 162
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 2.65 g
Diameter 19.95 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 21
Alignment Medal
Paris Mint (F)

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