Iraq Coinage: 1931 - 1933
under King: Faisal I
 
Currency:  Dinar = 5 Riyal = 20 Dirhram = 1000 Fils
Faisal I coins were designed by Percy Metcalfe. His initials P.M. are below, at the neck of Faisal I's protrait.
 
1931 coinage under British Rule
 

KM#95 Fils. Year: 1931 - AH 1349. Weight: 2.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 19.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 4,000,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#96 2 Fils. Year: 1931 - AH 1349. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: ""Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 2,500,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#97 4 Fils. Year: 1931 - AH 1349. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: Scalloped, 21 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 4,500,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#98 10 Fils. Year: 1931 - AH 1349. Weight: 6.75g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: Scalloped, 25 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 2,400,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#99 50 Fils. Year: 1931 - AH 1349. Weight: 3.60g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 20.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#100 50 Fils. Year: 1931 - AH 1349. Weight: 9.00g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 26.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 8,800,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.
 
1932 coinage under British Rule
 

KM#101 or Dav#255 Riyal (200 Fils). Year: 1932 - AH 1350. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 34 mm. Edge: Lettered. 200 written seven times, design in between them. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: one year type.

Note: If King Faisal I bust side is on the top and look at the edge straight from his nose, you find 200 written readable.

KM#101 or Dav#255 Riyal (200 Fils). Year: 1932 - AH 1350. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 34 mm. Edge: Lettered. 200 written seven times, design in between them. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: one year type.

Note: If King Faisal I bust side is on the top and look at the edge straight from his nose, you find 200 written upside down. This type is considered more scarce than the above coin. 

 
1933 coinage as independent ruler
 

KM#95 Fils. Year: 1933 - AH 1352. Weight: 2.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 19.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 6,000,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#96 2 Fils. Year: 1933 - AH 1352. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#97 4 Fils. Year: 1933 - AH 1352. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: Scalloped, 21 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 6,500,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#98 10 Fils. Year: 1933 - AH 1352. Weight: 6.75g. Metal: Nickel. Diameter: Scalloped, 25 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 2,200,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

KM#99 20 Fils. Year: 1933 - AH 1352. Weight: 3.60g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 20.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 1,100,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.

Another coin dated 1933 with AH 1253 are also known as error type.

KM#100 50 Fils. Year: 1933 - AH 1352. Weight: 9.00g. Metal: 0.500 Silver. Diameter: 26.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: "Al Mamlakah" (Kingdom) written above. CE year on left and AH year on right. Value in center circle. "Al-Iraqiyah" (Iraq) written below. Reverse: "Faisal Al-awal" (Faisal the First) written right side anti-clockwise. "Malik Al-Iraq" (King of Iraq) written left anti-clockwise. King Faisal I facing right. Mintage: 800,000. Minted Years: 1931 and 1933.
 
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