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  • 100 Fils 1961, KM# 7, Kuwait, Abdullah III
  • 100 Fils 1961, KM# 7, Kuwait, Abdullah III

Sheikh Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah (1895–1965) was the 11th ruler of Kuwait, the first Emir of the State of Kuwait, and Commander-in-chief of Kuwait Military Forces from 29 January 1950 until his death. He effectively ended the British "protectorate" status of Kuwait by signing a treaty with the British on 19 June 1961. He is regarded as the founder of modern Kuwait. He introduced the Constitution of Kuwait in 1962, followed by the Parliament in 1963. The anniversary of his coronation, 25 February, serves as Kuwait's national day.


Boom sailing ship, a type of dhow, sailing to the left with a small flag on the right side. Islamic and Gregorian dates in Arabic below.

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, fresh water 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.

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Value in Arabic within a circle. State name in Arabic (Emirate Kuwait) above and in English below.

ٌُإمارة الكُوَيت


100 Fils

KM# 7 Schön# 6
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# PS1
Royal Mint

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