Iraq Coinage: 1969-1975, 1977 and 1979
under President: Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr
 
Currency:  Dinar = 5 Riyal = 20 Dirhram = 1000 Fils
 
1969
 

KM#127 25 Fils. Year: 1969 - AH 1388. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 6,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1981.

KM#128 50 Fils. Year: 1969 - AH 1388. Weight: 5.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 12,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1990.
 
1970
 

KM#127 25 Fils. Year: 1969 - AH 1390. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 6,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1981.

KM#128 50 Fils. Year: 1969 - AH 1390. Weight: 5.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 12,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1990.

KM#129 100 Fils. Year: 1969 - AH 1390. Weight: 11.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 29 mm. Edge: Lettered, relief 100 written six times between design. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 6,000,000. Minted Years: 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1979.

Note: If the obverse side (showing trees) is on the top then the edge is readable.

KM#130 250 Fils. Year: 1970 - AH 1390. Weight: 15.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 33 mm.  Edge: Lettered, relief F.A.O. 250 written three times. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 500,000 + 1,000 Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: Agrarian Reform Day.

This coin is having relief lettering. If the reverse side (showing value) is on the top then the edge is readable. Relief and incuse lettered edge varieties are reported.

 
1971
 

KM#125 5 Fils. Year: 1971 - AH 1391. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: Scalloped, 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 15,000,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1971.

KM#125a 5 Fils. Year: 1971 - AH 1391. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1980 and 1981.

KM#126 10 Fils. Year: 1971 - AH 1391. Weight: 6.75g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: Scalloped, 26 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 12,000,000. Minted Years: 1967 and 1971.

KM#126a 10 Fils. Year: 1971 - AH 1391. Weight: 6.65g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 26 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 1,550,000. Minted Years: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980 and 1981.

KM#131 250 Fils. Year: 1971 - AH 1391. Weight: 15.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 33 mm.  Edge: Lettered, incuse 1970-03-11 written three times between small circle, cut horizontally. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint.  Mintage: 500,000 + 1,000 Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: 1st Anniversary Peace with Kurds.

The date on this coin is 11 Ādār (March) 1970. If the obverse side (showing value) is on the top then the edge is readable.

Same as above coin but if the obverse side (showing value) is on the top then the edge is inverted.

In ideal condition (visible details and less file size), the scanner could not catch such details. Therefore for completion sake, this coin is added without edge details.

KM#132 500 Fils. Year: 1971 - AH 1390. Weight: 22.80g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 36 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 100,000 + 5,000 Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: 50th Anniversary of Iraqi Army 1921-1971.

KM#133 1 Dinar. Year: 1971 - AH 1390. Weight: 31.10g. Metal: 0.900 Silver. Diameter: 41 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 20,000 + unknown Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: 50th Anniversary of Iraqi Army 1921-1971.
 
1972
 

KM#127 25 Fils. Year: 1972 - AH 1392. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 12,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1981.

KM#128 50 Fils. Year: 1972 - AH 1392. Weight: 5.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 12,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1990.

KM#129 100 Fils. Year: 1972 - AH 1392. Weight: 11.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 29 mm. Edge: Lettered, relief 100 written six times between design. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 6,000,000. Minted Years: 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1979.

Note: If the obverse side (showing trees) is on the top then the edge is readable.

KM#135 250 Fils. Year: 1972 - AH 1392. Weight: 15.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 33 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of Al Baath Party, established on 07th April 1972.

KM#136 250 Fils. Year: 1972 - AH 1392. Weight: 15.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 33 mm.  Edge: Lettered, incuse 1972-11-16 written three times between two diamonds. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of Central Bank of Iraq 1947-1972.

KM#137 1 Dinar. Year: 1972 - AH 1392. Weight: 31.10g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 41 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 50,000 + unknown Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of Central Bank of Iraq 1947-1972.
 
1973
 

KM#138 250 Fils. Year: 1973 - AH 1393. Weight: 15.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 33 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Reverse: Anniversary of the liberation of oil from foreign monopolies. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 260,000 + 5,000 Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: Oil Nationalization on 01st Ḥazīrān (June) 1972.

KM#139 500 Fils. Year: 1973 - AH 1393. Weight: 22.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 36 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Reverse: Anniversary of the liberation of oil from foreign monopolies. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 260,000 + 5,000 Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: Oil Nationalization on 01st Ḥazīrān (June) 1972.

KM#140 1 Dinar. Year: 1973 - AH 1393. Weight: 31.10g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 41 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Reverse: Anniversary of the liberation of oil from foreign monopolies. Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 60,000 + 5,000 Proofs. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: Oil Nationalization on 01st Ḥazīrān (June) 1972.
 
1974
 

KM#125a 5 Fils. Year: 1974 - AH 1394. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 23 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 15,000,000. Minted Years: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1980 and 1981.

KM#126a 10 Fils. Year: 1974 - AH 1394. Weight: 5.65g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 26 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 15,000,000. Minted Years: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980 and 1981.
 
1975
 

KM#125a 5 Fils. Year: 1975 - AH 1395. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 23 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 94,800,000. Minted Years: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1980 and 1981.

KM#141 5 Fils. Year: 1975 - AH 1395. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 23 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Reverse: For more food (below). Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: one year type. Subject: F.A.O issue.

KM#126a 10 Fils. Year: 1975 - AH 1395. Weight: 5.65g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 26 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 52,456,000. Minted Years: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980 and 1981.

KM#142 10 Fils. Year: 1975 - AH 1395. Weight: 5.65g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 26 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Reverse: For more food (below). Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 1,000,000. Years: one year type. Subject: F.A.O issue.

KM#127 25 Fils. Year: 1975 - AH 1395. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 48,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1981.

KM#128 50 Fils. Year: 1975 - AH 1395. Weight: 5.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 36,000,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1990.

KM#129 100 Fils. Year: 1975 - AH 1395. Weight: 11.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 29 mm. Edge: Lettered, relief 100 written six times between design. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 12,000,000. Minted Years: 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1979.

Note: If the obverse side (showing trees) is on the top then the edge is readable.

 
1977
 

KM#143 1 Dinar. Year: 1977 - AH 1397. Weight: 31.10g. Metal: 0.900 Silver. Diameter: 41 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Obverse: Agricultural permanent oil (top most). President Ahmad Hassan Al-Bakar. Second anniversary of opening the Tharthat canal project - Euphrate. Reverse: Inauguration of Tharthat-Euphrates Canal on 10 Tirīn al-Awwal (October) 1976 (below). Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 7,000. Minted Years: one year type.

Note: This is the only Iraq coin produced in 1977 and addition to it, the only coin bearing the name of President Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr.

 
1979
 

KM#126a 10 Fils. Year: 1979 - AH 1399. Weight: 5.65g. Metal: Stainless Steel. Diameter: Scalloped, 26 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 13,800,000. Minted Years: 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980 and 1981.

KM#128 50 Fils. Year: 1979 - AH 1399. Weight: 5.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1990.

KM#129 100 Fils. Year: 1979 - AH 1399. Weight: 11.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 29 mm. Edge: Lettered, relief 100 written six times between design. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: CE year written left and AH year on right. Three palm trees with several in the background. Reverse: "al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah" (Republic of Iraq) written above. Value in center circle above sprigs. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1979.

Note: If the obverse side (showing trees) is on the top then the edge is readable.

KM#144 250 Fils. Year: 1979 - AH 1399. Weight: 14.90g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: 35 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Obverse: International Year of Child (below). Reverse: Kids of Today (above) - Heroes of Tomorrow (below). Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 10,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#145 1 Dinar. Year: 1979 - AH 1399. Weight: 31.10g. Metal: 0.900 Silver. Diameter: 41 mm.  Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Obverse: International Year of Child (below). Reverse: Kids of Today (above) - Heroes of Tomorrow (below). Mint: British Royal Mint. Mintage: 5,000. Minted Years: One year type. Subject: International Year of the child.

Also two gold coin were issued on the same subject:

  • KM#166 50 Dinars 13.70g .917 gold. Mintage: 10,000.

  • KM#167 100 Dinars 26.00g .917 gold. Mintage: 10,000.

 
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