Iraq 1972 25 fils
This specimen was lot 860 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $141. The catalog description noted, "IRAQ: 25 fils, 1972/AH1992, PCGS Specimen pop-2/4, total 8, PCGS graded Specimen 66, ex King's Norton Mint Collection." This type was struck 1969-81. All dates are common. The date palm obverse appears on five, ten, twenty-five, fifty and hundred fils coins of the 1967-1990 period. Iraq, long a part of the Ottoman Empire, was seized by the British at the end of World War One but then granted independence under a local monarchy which ruled until 1958. In 1972, Iraq was dominated by a military regime but Saddam Hussein had not yet taken over.
Recorded mintage: 12,000,000.
Specification: 2.80 g, copper-nickel, 20 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-127.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.