Morocco AH 1331-Pa 1/2 rial

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photo courtesy Steve Album
photo courtesy Steve Album

Muley Yusuf I was proclaimed sultan in AH 1330 after his brother abdicated. He oversaw a time of various conflicts, including a rebellion that resulted in occupation by French forces (and issuance of coins under the French protectorate). As with his predecessors, his identity is only alluded to on the coins, without directly stating his name.

Shown is a silver half rial coin from the Paris mint, dated AH 1331, or 1913 AD. It was lot 1740 and went unsold on Apr 23, 2011 at the Stephen Album Rare Coins Sale 10. The catalog description reads: "MOROCCO: AR ½ riyal, Paris, AH1331, Uncirculated."

Recorded mintage: 1,500,000.

Specifications: 0.835 silver.

Catalog reference: KM Y32.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, and George Cousinié, Monnaies Coloniales Françaises, 1670-1988, 2me Éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 1988.
  • Sanchez-Giron, J.M., Monedas de Marruecos, Ceuta, Spain: J.M. Sanchez-Giron, 1972.

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