Saudi Arabia AH1356 ghirsh KM 21.2

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Saudi Arabia 1937 ghirsh rev DC.jpg

This type was struck for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1937 (plain edge, KM 21.1) and again at the Philadelphia mint in 1947 (KM 21.2, shown here). It is accompanied by quarter and half ghirshes (20 ghirsh = one riyal). in 1963, the coinage was reformed so that 100 halala = one riyal and the ghirsh was dropped.

Recorded mintage: 7,150,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 21.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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