United Arab Emirates 2007 25 fils

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from the Ma'adi Collection
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This specimen was issued by the United Arab Emirates. The region, on the south coast of the Persian Gulf, was loosely ruled by the Ottoman Turks until the arrival of the British in the 1890's. The British signed treaties with the local sheikhs and the area was renamed the Trucial States, which name it held until the British withdrawal in 1971. The economy is entirely dependent on oil. This type, featuring a gazelle, was struck intermittently.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.50g, copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 4.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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