Qatar
 
 
            1550 - 1670     Part of the Ottoman Empire.
            12 Sep 1868     Muhammad ibn Thani signs treaty with the British,
                            effectively establishing Qatar (previously
                            considered to be a dependency of Bahrain) as
                            an independent State (al-Thani authority limited
                            to Doha and Wakrah, only later expanded to
                            include the entire peninsula).
                   1872     Sovereignty of the Ottoman Empire over Qatar
                            recognized (as kazan [district] of Sandjak
                            al-Hasa within vilayet of Baghdad [from 1875
                            Basra] vilayet.
            03 Nov 1916     British protectorate (Sheikdom of Qatar)(under
                            the chief political resident of the
                            Persian Gulf at Bahrain).
               Jul 1937     Zubara annexed, previously under Bahrain.
            03 Sep 1971     Independence from Britain (State of Qatar).
 
  • Hirah.................................................380 CE - 602
  • A pre-Islamic Arab Kingdom, vassals of the Persians and utilized by them as frontier guards opposing the Byzantine clients in Ghassan from c. 270 to 633.
    • Banu Lakhm
    • Maiwia (fem.)....................................c. 375 - 390
    • Amru'l-Qais II (Hamza)..............................390 - 403
    • Nu'man I ibn Amru’l-Qais............................403 - 433 with...
    • Mundhir I ibn Nu’man................................430 - 473
    • Aswad ibn Mundhir...................................474 - 494
    • Mundhir II ibn Mundhir..............................494 - 500
    • Nu'man II ibn Aswad.................................500 - 503
    • Abu Ya'fur ibn Alqama...............................503 - 505
    • Mundhir III ibn Zikiqa..............................505 - 554
    • 'Amr III ibn Mundhir................................554 - 569
    • Qabus ibn Mundhir...................................569 - 574
    • Zaid ibn Mammad.....................................574 - 575
    • Mundhir IV ibn Mundhir..............................575 - 584 with...
    • Nu'man III ibn Mundhir..............................580 - 602
  • Persia...................................................602 - c. 635
  • Sassanid dynasty of Persia ruled Qatar during this time. Khusrau II the Victorious (Persian King from 591 to 628) took control of this area and later Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab captured it from Yazdegerd III (Persian King from 633-649, died 651) in c. 635.
  • The Prophet Muhammad's elected successors.............c. 635 - 661
  • This area was ruled by Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab (634-644), Uttman ibn Affan (644-656), Ali ibn Abi Talib al-Hashimi (656-660) and Hassan ibn Ali (660-661).
  • Umayyad Caliphate........................................661 - 750
  • Abbasid Caliphate........................................750 - 1258
  • Bahri Mamluk (Egypt)....................................1258 – 1390
  • Burji Mamluk (Egypt)....................................1390 - 1516
  • Ottoman.................................................1516 - 1783
  • Local occupation by various Bedawi clans. At times influence from Persia or other regional powers.
  • Occupied by the Banu al-Khalifah...............................18th cent.
  • Bahrain.................................................1783 - 1867
  • al-Thani [title: to 03 Sep 1971: Hakim Qatar ("Ruler of Qatar") and from 03 Sep 1971: Amir Dawlat Qatar ("Emir of the State of Qatar")].
  • al-Thani ibn Muhammad ibn Tamir.........................1822 - 1860
  • Muhammad ibn al-Thani...................................1860 - 1876
  • Muhammad bin Thani was born in Fuwairat and upon the death of his father, Thani Ibn Mohammad, he became the leader of his tribe at Fuwairat. In 1847, the Al-Thani Family moved from Fuwairat to Doha, under the leadership of Mohammad Bin Thani. Eventually, Mohammad Bin Thani extended his influence throughout Qatar and strengthened his position externally by making an alliance with Faisal Bin Turki, the Amir of the second Saudi state, who himself paid a visit to Qatar in early 1851. By early 1860's Mohammad Bin Thani had emerged as a leading figure in Qatar. On 12 September 1868, he signed a treaty with Colonel Lewis Pelly, British resident in the Persian Gulf, which recognized the independence of Qatar. In 1871, he made a request to the Ottomans at Al-Hasa for protection against any external attack, which resulted in Ottoman occupation of Doha the following year.
  • Protectorate of Ottoman Empire..........................1872 - 1915
    • Kaymakam (district administrator)
    • Ahmad I ibn Muhammad...............................1876 - 1905
    • He is according to some source considered as Regent during this period for Jassim ibn Muhammad.
    • Jassim ibn Muhammad................................1905 - 17 Jul 1913
    • Born in 1826 in Muhharaq, Bahrain. It is also the inception of the modern State of Qatar achieved as a result of Sheikh Jassim's assiduous efforts that led to gaining full recognition by both powers of Qatar's independence. Sheikh Jassim adamantly opposed Ottoman attempts to increase Ottoman influence in Qatar through appointing administrative personnel in Alzubara, Doha, Wakra and Khor Aladaid, establishing a customs office and reinforcing the Ottoman garrison. As a result, a military confrontation followed and a crucial battle broke out with Qataris led by Sheikh Jassim. He and his troops, composed of Qatari tribes, fought bravely, inflicted defeat on the Ottoman troops and achieved victory. The site of Alwajba Battle of 25 March 1893 was 15 kilometers west of Doha, the battle was a turning point in Qatar's history. He is considered to take throne on 18 December 1878. He died in 1913.
    • Abdullah ibn Jassim (1st time)..............17 Jul 1913 - 1945
    • He was born in 1880 and became regent from 13 May to 17 Jul 1913. Britain and the Ottoman Empire accorded their recognition to Shaikh Abdullah and his successors, ruler over the whole of the Qatari Peninsula. The Ottoman also renounced all their rights to Qatar and following the outbreak of the First World War; Shaikh Abdullah forced the Ottomans to abandon Doha in 1915. On 03 November 1916, Britain, in order to bring Qatar under its Trucial System of Administration, signed a Treaty with Shaikh Abdullah. While Shaikh Abdullah agreed not to enter into any relations with any other power without prior consent of the British Government, Percy Zakhariah Cox, the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf, who signed the Treaty on behalf of his government, guaranteed the protection of Qatar ‘from all aggression by sea’. On 05 May 1935, Shaikh Abdullah was able to obtain Britain’s agreement for the protection of Qatar from inside as well as any outside-unprovoked attacks. Following British recognition of Shaikh Hamad, the second son of Shaikh Abdullah as the Heir Apparent of Qatar, Shaikh Abdullah signed the first Oil Concession Agreement with the Anglo-Persian Oil Company on 17 May 1935. Accordingly, in October 1938, drilling of first well in Qatar began and the discovery of oil was made at Dukhan structure in January 1940. However, the oil wells were capped as the result of the progress of the Second World War.
  • Protectorate of Great Britain...........................1916 - 03 Sep 1971
    • Hammad I ibn Abdallah..............................1945 - 1947
    • Abdullah ibn Jassim (2nd time).....................1947 - 20 Aug 1949
    • On 30 June 1948, Shaikh Abdullah appointed Shaikh Ali Bin Abdullah Al-Thani as the Deputy Ruler following the death of Shaikh Hamad on 27 May 1948. Shaikh Abdullah’s last act as the Ruler was the signing of a Seabed Concession with Central Mining and Investment Corporation Ltd. on 05 August 1949. The Shaikh died on 25 April 1957.
    • Ali ibn Abdullah............................20 Aug 1949 - 24 Oct 1960
    • Title: Sheikh Sir Hafiz Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani, KBE was born in 1895 and died on 31 August 1974. He abdicated in favour of his second son Sheikh Ahmad bin Ali Al-Thani on October 24, 1960.
    • Ahmad II ibn Ali............................03 Sep 1960 - 22 Feb 1972
    • He was the Emir of the State of Qatar through the final years of dependency, presiding over its independence from Britain in 1971. He was born at Doha in 1917. In 1953 he attended, as Prince, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. On February 22, 1972 he was deposed in favour of his cousin. He then lived in exile, and died in London on November 25, 1977.
  • Khalifa ibn Hamad................................22 Feb 1972 - 27 Jun 1995
  • He was born in Rayyan in 1932, and was the Emir of Qatar from 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad bin Khalifa in 1995. He also severed as the first Prime Minister of Qatar from 29 May 1970 to 27 Jun 1995.
  • Hamad II ibn Khalifa.............................27 Jun 1995 - 25 Jun 2013
  • He also severed as the Prime Minister of Qatar from 27 Jun 1995 to 29 Oct 1996. On 16 Mar 2001, the World Court granted Bahrain sovereignty over the Hawar Islands and Qitat Jaradah shallows, and Qatar sovereignty over Zubara and the shallows surrounding the islet of Fasht-el-Dibal. Hamad II handover the powers to his fourth son Tamim.
  • Tamim ibn Hamad II...............................25 Jun 2013 - date
  • The emir, Sheikh Hamad ibn Khalifah Al Thani, abdicates and the crown prince, Sheikh Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani, becomes emir. On June 26 Tamim unveils his new cabinet, with Sheikh Abdullah ibn Nasser ibn Khalifah Al Thani as prime minister and interior minister, Khalid al-Attiyah as foreign minister, Ali Sharif al-Emadi as finance minister, and Maj.Gen. Hamad ibn Ali al-Attiyah as minister of state for defense.
 
Qatar and Dubai Coinage under British Protectorate
 
Before the formation of UAE and independence of other Gulf states in 1971, Indian Rupee and Gulf Rupee were commonly used in this region. In the early to mid 20th century, the Indian Rupee was extensively used as currency in the countries of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula. To reduce the strain put on India's foreign reserves by gold smuggling caused by this external use of the rupee, a separate currency was created. The Gulf rupee was introduced by the Indian government in 1959 as a replacement for the Indian Rupee, for circulation exclusively outside the country. At the time, the Indian Rupee was pegged to the British Pound at a rate of 13⅓ rupees = 1 pound. Two states, Kuwait and Bahrain, replaced the Gulf Rupee with their own currencies (the Kuwaiti Dinar and the Bahraini Dinar) after gaining independence from Britain in 1961 and 1965, respectively. Kuwaiti Dinar was equal to 13⅓ Rupees or 1 British Pound and Bahrani Dinar became equal to 10 Rupees or 0.75 British Pound. On 06 June 1966, India devalued the Rupee. To avoid following this devaluation, several of the states using the Rupee adopted their own currencies. Qatar and most of the Trucial States adopted the Qatar and Dubai Riyal, whilst Abu Dhabi adopted the Bahraini Dinar. Qatar briefly adopted the Saudi riyal, then introduced the Qatar and Dubai riyal which was the result of signing the Qatar-Dubai Currency Agreement on 21 March 1966. The Saudi riyal was worth 1.065 rupees, whilst the Qatar and Dubai riyal was equal to the rupee prior to its devaluation. Only Oman continued to use the Gulf Rupee, until 1970, with the government backing the currency at its old peg to the pound. Oman replaced the Gulf Rupee with its own Rial in 1970 at the rate of 13⅓ rupees or 1 British Pound. Historically, Dirham is derived from "drachm" ancient Greek coin. The modern Dirham of UAE gained prominence after the discovery of oil than the rest of the currencies in this region.
 
Click below on 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
 
Currency: Riyal = 100 dirhams.
 
1966 - AH 1386
 

KM#1 1 Dirham. Year: 1966 - AH1386. Weight: 1.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.

KM#2 5 Dirham. Year: 1966 - AH1386. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1966 (AH1386) and 1969 (AH1389). Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.

KM#3 10 Dirham. Year: 1966 - AH1386. Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1966 (AH1386) and 1971 (AH1391). Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1966 - AH1386. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1966 (AH1386) and 1969 (AH1389). Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1966 - AH1386. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.
 
1969 - AH 1389
 

KM#2 5 Dirham. Year: 1969 - AH1389. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1966 (AH1386) and 1969 (AH1389). Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1969 - AH1389. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1966 (AH1386) and 1969 (AH1389). Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.
 
1971 - AH 1391
 

KM#3 10 Dirham. Year: 1971 - AH1391. Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Gazelle running right. Mintage: 1,500. Minted Years: 1966 (AH1386) and 1971 (AH1391). Ruler: Ahmad II ibn Ali.

The mintage mentioned is for Qatar use only, according to Krause publication. Still considered to be a scarce coin.

 
State of Qatar Coinage
 
Qatar achieved independence on 03 Sep 1971, upon withdrawal of British military presence from the Persian Gulf, and replaced its special treaty arrangement with Britain with a treaty of general friendship. Dubai attained independence on 01 Dec 1971, upon termination of Britain's protective treaty with the Trucial Sheikhdom, and on 02 Dec 1971, entered into the union of the United Arab Emirates. Despite the fact that the Emirates of Qatar and the Sheikhdom of Dubai were merged under a monetary union, the two territories were governed independently from each other. Qatar now uses its own currency while Dubai uses the United Arab Emirates currency and coins. Below are the details of coins issued for Qatar. Following Dubai’s entrance into the United Arab Emirates, Qatar began issuing the Qatari riyal separate from Dubai on 19 May 1973.
 
Currency: Riyal = 100 dirhams.
 
1973 - AH 1393
 

KM#2 1 Dirham. Year: 1973 - AH1393. Weight: 1.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#3 5 Dirham. Year: 1973 - AH1393. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393) and 1978 (AH1398). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#1 10 Dirham. Year: 1973 - AH1393. Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1972 (AH1392) and 1973 (AH1393). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

The coin dated 1972 (AH1392) has the same mintage but never seen.

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1973 - AH1393. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1976 (AH1396), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1973 - AH1393. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 1,500,000. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.
 
1976 - AH 1396
 

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1976 - AH1396. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1976 (AH1396), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.
 
1978 - AH 1398
 

KM#3 5 Dirham. Year: 1978 - AH1398. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 1,000,000. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393) and 1978 (AH1398). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1978 - AH1398. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.
 
1981 - AH 1401
 

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1981 - AH1401. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1976 (AH1396), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1981 - AH1401. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.
 
1987 - AH 1407
 

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1987 - AH1407. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1976 (AH1396), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1987 - AH1407. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.
 
1990 - AH 1410
 

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1990 - AH1410. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1976 (AH1396), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1990 - AH1410. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.
 
1993 - AH 1414
 

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1993 - AH1414. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1976 (AH1396), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1993 - AH1414. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Khalifa ibn Hamad.
 
1998 - AH 1419
 
Khalifa ibn Hamad was the Emir of Qatar from 1972 until he was deposed by his son Hamad ibn Khalifa in 1995. Hamad II ibn Khalifa retrain the same images of circulating coins that were produced in 1998. Undated  (probably produced in 1998 or 2006) of 100 Riyals 22.20g .925Ag (Mintage: 400 pieces) and 500 Riyals 17.00g .917Au (Mintage: 100 pieces) were produced with Bank Building. Another 100 Riyals undated 22.20g .925Ag (Mintage: 1,000 pieces) coin featuring Qatar University was also produced. These silver and gold coins had a different Qatar emblem, slight different from the 2006 circulating ones.

KM#4 25 Dirham. Year: 1998 - AH1419. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1976 (AH1396), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

KM#5 50 Dirham. Year: 1993 - AH1414. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1973 (AH1393), 1978 (AH1398), 1981 (AH1401), 1987 (AH1407), 1990 (AH1410), 1993 (AH1414), and 1998 (AH1419). Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.
 
2000 - AH 1421
 
A dot separating CE and AH years was replaced with a minus sign and secondly English denomination was added.

KM#8 25 Dirham. Year: 2000 - AH1421. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2000 (AH1421) and 2003 (AH1424). Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

KM#9 50 Dirham. Year: 2000 - AH1421. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2000 (AH1421) and 2003 (AH1424). Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.
 
2003 - AH 1424
 

KM#8 25 Dirham. Year: 2003 - AH1424. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2000 (AH1421) and 2003 (AH1424). Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

KM#9 50 Dirham. Year: 2003 - AH1424. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2000 (AH1421) and 2003 (AH1424). Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.
 
2006 - AH 1427
 

Qatar emblem was changed on coins produced in this year. 15th Asian games were held in Doha (Qatar's capital) this year, six different one Riyal aluminum-bronze coins, nine different 10 Riyals 1 ounce silver coins, seven different 100 Riyals 10 grams gold coins, 300 Riyals 1 kilogram silver coin and 10,000 Riyals 1 kilogram gold coin were produced by the Perth Mint to celebrate this event. The Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee chose "Orry", a Qatari Oryx, as the official mascot of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006. The minus sign separating CE and AH years was replaced back with a dot.

KM#12 5 Dirham. Year: 2006 - AH1427. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

KM#13 10 Dirham. Year: 2006 - AH1427. Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

KM#14 25 Dirham. Year: 2006 - AH1427. Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

KM#15 50 Dirham. Year: 2006 - AH1427. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

KM#16 1 Riyal. Year: 2006. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 38.74 mm. Thickness: 2.55 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: The Perth Mint. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Reverse: Multicolor cartoon character Qatari Oryx on bicycle. Mintage: 25,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa. Subject: 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 - The Games of your life.

KM#34 1 Riyal. Year: 2006. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 38.74 mm. Thickness: 2.55 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: The Perth Mint. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Reverse: Multicolor cartoon character Qatari Oryx as Mascot carrying Qatar's flag. Mintage: 25,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa. Subject: 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 - The Games of your life.

KM#35 1 Riyal. Year: 2006. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 38.74 mm. Thickness: 2.55 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: The Perth Mint. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Reverse: Multicolor cartoon character Qatari Oryx kicking soccer ball. Mintage: 25,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa. Subject: 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 - The Games of your life.

KM#36 1 Riyal. Year: 2006. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 38.74 mm. Thickness: 2.55 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: The Perth Mint. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Reverse: Three multicolor torches resembling Qatar's flag. Mintage: 25,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa. Subject: 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 - we don't walk...we run.

KM#37 1 Riyal. Year: 2006. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 38.74 mm. Thickness: 2.55 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: The Perth Mint. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Reverse: Two figures with linked arms. Mintage: 25,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa. Subject: Volunteers - 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 - be part of the legacy.

KM#38 1 Riyal. Year: 2006. Weight: 20.00g. Metal: Aluminum-Bronze. Diameter: 38.74 mm. Thickness: 2.55 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: The Perth Mint. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Reverse: Figure with outstretched arms. Mintage: 25,000. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa. Subject: Environment - 15th Asian Games Doha 2006.
 
2008 - AH 1429
The minus sign separating CE and AH years was replaced back instead of dot, used in 2006 coins. These coins are attracted to magnet, therefore were made of different metal composition. These coins have smaller emblem on the obverse side and thick legends of the reverse side than 2006 and 2012 coins.
 

1 Dirham. Year: 2008 - AH1429. Weight: 1.37g. Metal: Bronze Clad Steel. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

25 Dirham. Year: 2008 - AH1429. Weight: 3.13g. Metal: Nickel Clad Steel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

Note: "25 Dirhams" legend in Arabic on reverse side is more thicker than 2006 and 2012 issue.

50 Dirham. Year: 2008 - AH1429. Weight: 5.81g. Metal: Nickel Clad Steel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

Note: "50 Dirhams" legend in Arabic on reverse side is more thicker than 2006 and 2012 issue.

 
2012 - AH 1433
Same legends style with dot sign separating CE and AH years as in 2006 issue but magnetic as 2008 issues.
 

1 Dirham. Year: 2012 - AH1433. Weight: 1.33g. Metal: Bronze Clad Steel. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

5 Dirham. Year: 2012 - AH1433. Weight: 3.75g. Metal: Bronze Clad Steel. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

10 Dirham. Year: 2012 - AH1433. Weight: 7.47g. Metal: Bronze Clad Steel. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

25 Dirham. Year: 2012 - AH1433. Weight: 3.19g. Metal: Bronze Clad Steel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.

50 Dirham. Year: 2012 - AH1433. Weight: 5.73g. Metal: Bronze Clad Steel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: Qatar emblem. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Hamad II ibn Khalifa.
 
 
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