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  • 50 Fils 1964, KM# 4, Yemen, South Arabia
  • 50 Fils 1964, KM# 4, Yemen, South Arabia

South Arabia is a historical region that consists of the southern region of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia, mainly centered in what is now the Republic of Yemen, yet it has also historically included Najran, Jizan, and 'Asir, which are presently in Saudi Arabia, and the Dhofar of present-day Oman.

Proof sets were issued by the South Arabian Currency Authority and included all 4 Proof coins of South Arabia (KM# 1-4) dated 1964.


Depicts Islamic 8-pointed connected star with 8 points inside, the country name "South Arabia" in Arabic above and English below.

‏ الجنوب العرب


Depicts a dhow in the centre, date below, value in English and in Arabic.

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, freshwater 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.

50 FILS ٥٠ فلسا درهم واحد


50 Fils (1 Dirham)

KM# 4 Schön# 4
Material Cupronickel
Weight 9.1 g
Diameter 27.7 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# PS1
Royal Mint

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