Saudi Arabia Coinage: 1988-2002
under King: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud
 
Currency: Riyal = 20 qhirsh (piastres) = 100 halalas
 
AH1408 (1988)
 

KM#61 5 Halalas (Ghirsh). Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 2.52g [2.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "خمس هللأت" (Five Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "5" written on the left side and "٥" on the right side. "قرش واحد" (One Piastre) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: 80,000,000 + 5,000 Proof. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Same as above coin, but Obverse side is slightly off-flan and rotated as shown.

Weight: 2.54g.

KM#62 10 Halalas (2 Ghirsh). Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 4.02g [4.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 21.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "عشر هللأت" (Ten Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "10" written on the left side and "١٠" on the right side. "قرشان" (Two Piastres) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: 100,000,000 + 5,000 Proof. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1423. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Same as above coin, but gold plated by local Saudi Arabian gold jeweler maker.

Weight: 4.10g.

KM#63 25 Halalas ( Riyal). Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 5.05g [5.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "خمس وعشرون هللة" (Twenty Five Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "25" written on the left side and "٢٥" on the right side. "ربع ريال" (Quarter Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: 100,000,000 + 5,000 Proof. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1423. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Same as above coin, but edge/thickness has more segmented lines as shown.

Weight: 4.98g.

KM#64 50 Halalas ( Riyal). Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 6.54g [6.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 26.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "خمسون هللة" (Fifty Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "50" written on the left side and "٥٠" on the right side. "نصف ريال" (Half Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: 70,000,000 + 5,000 Proof. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1423. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

KM#65 100 Halalas (Riyal). Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 10.00g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "مائة هللة" (Hundred Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "100" written on the left side and "۱۰۰" at the right side. "ريال واحد" (One Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: 40,000,000 + 5,000 Proof. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1414. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.
 
AH 1408 coins were also produced in proof with the same Copper-Nickel metal as MS1. Mintage: Unknown.
 

 
AH1414 (1993)
 

KM#65 100 Halalas (Riyal). Year: AH1414 (1993). Weight: 9.95g [10.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "مائة هللة" (Hundred Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "100" written on the left side and "۱۰۰" at the right side. "ريال واحد" (One Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: 5,000. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1414. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Irresistible comment:  The AH1414 Riyal are still available quite a lot. A coin seller told me that there should be 5,000,000 (5 million) pieces as they were order by Saudi Telecom to be used in telephone boots in 1993 in Jeddah, Makkah and Medinah areas during pilgrimage. I remember that due to shortage of such coins people started using or brought the following notable coins to be used in these telephone boots as they were of the same size and weight like Jordan 100 fils various common dates, Egypt 20 piastres 1980 and Turkey 100 Lira 1987-1989. Anyhow in 1995, Saudi telecom introduced telephone cards and these coins were withdrawn, stopped further production or returned to SAMA from circulation. One Riyal note still exists and it preferred than coin. Some of these coins might be taken as souvenir by these pilgrimage. Anyhow this coin is scarce, but not very scarce to find.

 
 
AH1419 (1999)
 

KM#66 100 Halalas (Riyal). Year: AH1419 (1999). Weight: 5.99g [6.00g]. Metal: Bi-Metallic; Brass in center, Copper-Nickel ring. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Value "مائة هللة" (Hundred Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "100" written clockwise on the left side and "۱۰۰" clockwise on the right side. "ريال واحد" (One Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the top. Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

KM#67 100 Halalas (Riyal). Year: AH1419 (1999). Weight: 5.96g [6.00g]. Metal: Bi-Metallic; Brass in center, Copper-Nickel ring. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Paris. Obverse: Value "مائة هللة" (Hundred Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "100" written clockwise on the left side and "۱۰۰" clockwise on the right side. "ريال واحد" (One Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the top. "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the bottom. 100th anniversary of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia logo within the center circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Note: This coin was issued on 05th Shawal 1419 AH corresponding to 23rd Jan 1999. Celebrating the 100 years of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1319 - 1419 AH with displaying the official logo of this occasion. King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rehman Al Saud, who recaptured Nejd on 05th Shawal 1319 AH [corresponding to Wednesday 15th Jan 1902]. The Islamic year is 10 days shorter, therefore the 100th anniversary came earlier, according to the Islamic calendar in 1999.

 
AH1423 (2002) - Released probably on 01st Oct 2002
 

KM#62 10 Halalas (2 Ghirsh). Year: AH1423 (2002). Weight: 4.02g [4.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 21.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "عشر هللأت" (Ten Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "10" written on the left side and "١٠" on the right side. "قرشان" (Two Piastres) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1423. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

KM#63 25 Halalas ( Riyal). Year: AH1423 (2002). Weight: 5.04g [5.00g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "خمس وعشرون هللة" (Twenty Five Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "25" written on the left side and "٢٥" on the right side. "ربع ريال" (Quarter Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1423. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

KM#64 50 Halalas ( Riyal). Year: AH1423 (2002). Weight: 6.51g [6.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 26.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value "خمسون هللة" (Fifty Halalas) written at the top. Numeral "50" written on the left side and "٥٠" on the right side. "نصف ريال" (Half Riyal) written within the center circle. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: "الملك فهد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود" (King Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud) written at the top, Crossed swords and Date tree in the center. "خادم الحرمين الشريفين" [Khadim al-Haramayn ash-Sharifayn] ("Servant of the Two Exalted Holy Places [Mecca and Medina]") written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1408 and AH1423. Ruler: Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

 
 
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