Kuwait Coinage: 1961-1964
under Emir: Abdullah II ibn Al-Salim ibn Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
 
Kuwaiti Dinar was equal to 13⅓ Rupees or 1 British Pound.
 
Currency: Dinar = 1000 fils.
 
1961 - AH 1380 (Emirate of Kuwait issue)
 

KM#2 1 Fils. Year: 1961 - AH1380. Weight: 2.00g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "إمارة الكويت" (Emirate of Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "1" with "فلس" (Fils) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 2,000,000 + 60 Proof. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#3 5 Fils. Year: 1961 - AH1380. Weight: 2.52g [2.50g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "إمارة الكويت" (Emirate of Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "5" with "فلوس" (Fulus) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 2,400,000 + 60 Proof. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#4 10 Fils. Year: 1961 - AH1380. Weight: 3.77g [3.75g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 21.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "إمارة الكويت" (Emirate of Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "10" with "فلوس" (Fulus) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 2,600,000 + 60 Proof. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#5 20 Fils. Year: 1961 - AH1380. Weight: 3.07g [3.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "إمارة الكويت" (Emirate of Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "20" with "فلسا" (Filsan) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 2,000,000 + 60 Proof. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#6 50 Fils. Year: 1961 - AH1380. Weight: 4.36g [4.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "إمارة الكويت" (Emirate of Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "50" with "فلسا" (Filsan) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 1,720,000 + 60 Proof. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#7 100 Fils. Year: 1961 - AH1380. Weight: 6.47g [6.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 26.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "إمارة الكويت" (Emirate of Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "100" with "فلس" (Fils) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 1,260,000 + 60 Proof. Minted Years: One year type.
Note: KM#8 5 DINARS 13.5720 g., 0.9170 Gold also exists with same design having an estimated mintage of 1,000.
 
1962 - AH 1382
 

KM#9 1 Fils. Year: 1962 - AH1382. Weight: 2.00g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "1" with "فلس" (Fils) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 500,000 + 60 Proof.
Minted Years: 1962-AH1382, 1964-AH1384, 1966-AH1385, 1967-AH1386, 1970-AH1389, 1971-AH1390, 1971-AH1391, 1972-AH1392, 1973-AH1393, 1975-AH1395, 1976-AH1396, 1977-AH1397, 1979-AH1399, 1980-AH1400, 1983-AH1403 and 1988-AH1408.

KM#10 5 Fils. Year: 1962 - AH1382. Weight: 2.49g [2.50g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "5" with "فلوس" (Fulus) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 1,800,000 + 60 Proof.
Minted Years: 1962-AH1382, 1964-AH1384, 1967-AH1386, 1968-AH1388, 1970-AH1389, 1971-AH1390, 1971-AH1391, 1972-AH1392, 1973-AH1393, 1974-AH1394, 1976-AH1396, 1977-AH1397, 1979-AH1399, 1980-AH1400, 1981-AH1401, 1983-AH1403, 1985-AH1405, 1987-AH1407, 1988-AH1408, 1990-AH1410, 1993-AH1414, 1995-AH1415, 1997-AH1417, 2001-AH1422, 2003-AH1424, 2005-AH1426, 2006-AH1427, 2007-AH1428, 2008-AH1429, 2009-AH1430, 2010-AH1431 and 2011-AH1432.

KM#11 10 Fils. Year: 1962 - AH1382. Weight: 3.76g [3.75g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 21.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "10" with "فلوس" (Fulus) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 1,360,000 + 60 Proof.
Minted Years: 1962-AH1382, 1964-AH1384, 1967-AH1386, 1968-AH1388, 1969-AH1389, 1970-AH1389, 1971-AH1390, 1971-AH1391, 1972-AH1392, 1973-AH1393, 1974-AH1394, 1975-AH1395, 1976-AH1396, 1977-AH1397, 1979-AH1399, 1980-AH1400, 1981-AH1401, 1983-AH1403, 1985-AH1405, 1988-AH1408, 1990-AH1410, 1995-AH1415, 1997-AH1417, 2001-AH1422, 2003-AH1424, 2005-AH1426, 2006-AH1427, 2007-AH1428, 2008-AH1429, 2009-AH1430, 2010-AH1431 and 2011-AH1432.

KM#12 20 Fils. Year: 1962 - AH1382. Weight: 3.02g [3.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "20" with "فلسا" (Filsan) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 1,200,000 + 60 Proof.
Minted Years: 1962-AH1382, 1964-AH1384, 1967-AH1386, 1968-AH1388, 1969-AH1389, 1970-AH1389, 1971-AH1390, 1971-AH1391, 1972-AH1392, 1973-AH1393, 1974-AH1394, 1975-AH1395, 1976-AH1396, 1977-AH1397, 1979-AH1399, 1980-AH1400, 1981-AH1401, 1983-AH1403, 1985-AH1405, 1987-AH1407, 1988-AH1408, 1990-AH1410, 1995-AH1415, 1997-AH1417, 2001-AH1422, 2003-AH1424, 2005-AH1426, 2006-AH1427, 2007-AH1428, 2008-AH1429, 2009-AH1430, 2010-AH1431 and 2011-AH1432.

KM#13 50 Fils. Year: 1962 - AH1382. Weight: 4.48g [4.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "50" with "فلسا" (Filsan) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 900,000 + 60 Proof.
Minted Years: 1962-AH1382, 1964-AH1384, 1967-AH1386, 1968-AH1388, 1969-AH1389, 1970-AH1389, 1971-AH1390, 1971-AH1391, 1972-AH1392, 1973-AH1393, 1974-AH1394, 1975-AH1395, 1976-AH1396, 1977-AH1397, 1979-AH1399, 1980-AH1400, 1981-AH1401, 1983-AH1403, 1985-AH1405, 1987-AH1407, 1988-AH1408, 1990-AH1410, 1993-AH1414, 1995-AH1415, 1997-AH1417, 1999-AH1420, 2001-AH1422, 2003-AH1424, 2005-AH1426, 2006-AH1427, 2007-AH1428, 2008-AH1429, 2009-AH1430, 2010-AH1431 and 2011-AH1432.

KM#14 100 Fils. Year: 1962 - AH1382. Weight: 6.43g [6.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 26.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "100" with "فلس" (Fils) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 640,000 + 60 Proof.
Minted Years: 1962-AH1382, 1964-AH1384, 1967-AH1386, 1968-AH1388, 1969-AH1389, 1971-AH1391, 1972-AH1392, 1973-AH1393, 1974-AH1394, 1975-AH1395, 1976-AH1396, 1977-AH1397, 1979-AH1399, 1980-AH1400, 1981-AH1401, 1983-AH1403, 1985-AH1405, 1987-AH1407, 1988-AH1408, 1990-AH1410, 1995-AH1415, 1998-AH1418, 1999-AH1420, 2003-AH1424, 2005-AH1426, 2006-AH1427, 2007-AH1428, 2008-AH1429, 2009-AH1430 and 2010-AH1431.
 
1964 - AH 1384
 

KM#9 1 Fils. Year: 1964 - AH1384. Weight: 1.96g [2.00g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "1" with "فلس" (Fils) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: [see under 1962].

KM#10 5 Fils. Year: 1964 - AH1384. Weight: 2.47g [2.50g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "5" with "فلوس" (Fulus) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 600,000. Minted Years: [see under 1962].

KM#11 10 Fils. Year: 1964 - AH1384. Weight: 3.75g [3.75g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass. Diameter: 21.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "10" with "فلوس" (Fulus) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: [see under 1962].

KM#12 20 Fils. Year: 1964 - AH1384. Weight: 2.88g [3.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "20" with "فلسا" (Filsan) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 480,000. Minted Years: [see under 1962].

KM#13 50 Fils. Year: 1964 - AH1384. Weight: 4.46g [4.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "50" with "فلسا" (Filsan) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below.  Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: [see under 1962].

KM#14 100 Fils. Year: 1964 - AH1384. Weight: 6.44g [6.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 26.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Dhow with sails floating on water with dates below. Reverse: "الكويت" (al-Kuwait) in Arabic at the top. Numeral "100" with "فلس" (Fils) within circle. "KUWAIT" written outside the circle below. Mintage: 160,000.

Note: Key date coin.

 
 
Earlier Coinage:

Earlier coinage of British India used:

  • East India Company (inc. William IV and Victoria)16 Aug 1765 - 30 Sep 1858
  • Victoria.........................................01 Nov 1858 - 22 Jan 1901
  • Edward VII.......................................22 Jan 1901 - 06 May 1910
  • George V.........................................06 May 1910 - 20 Jan 1936
  • George VI........................................12 Dec 1936 - 15 Aug 1947
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