United Arab Emirates Coinage: 1973-2004
under President: Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahayan.
 
Currency: Dirham = 100 fils
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. Federation of six states as United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaiwain) was formed on 02nd Dec 1971 as an independent country. Ras al-Khaimah later also joined this federation on 11 Feb 1972. In 1973 United Arab Emirate Dirham was introduced which is pegged with US Dollar.
  • before 01st April 1957: India Rupee = 16 Anna = 64 Pice (Paise).
  • 01st April 1957: India Rupee = 100 Naye (New) Paise.
  • 11th May 1959: Gulf Rupee = 100 Paise.
  • 16th June 1966: Saudi Riyal = 20 Piastres (Qirsh).
  • 16th June 1966 - 19th May 1973: Bahrain Dinar = 1000 Fils (Only in Abu Dhabi).
  • 18th September 1966: Qatar and Dubai Riyal = 100 Dirhams.
  • 19th May 1973: Dirham = 100 Fils.
 
AH1393 - 1973
Note: Geoffrey Colley is the main designer for UAE circulated coins.
 

KM#1 Fils. Year: AH1393 (1973). Weight: 1.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Three date palms above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 4,000,000. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1395-1975, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1418-1997 and AH1425-2005. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#2.1 5 Fils. Year: AH1393 (1973). Weight: 3.75g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Fish above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 11,400,000. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#3.1 10 Fils. Year: AH1393 (1973). Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 6,400,000. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1393 (1973). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 10,400,000. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#5 50 Fils. Year: AH1393 (1973). Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 8,400,000. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 (Coarser edge reeding), and AH1409-1989.

KM#6.1 1 Dirham. Year: AH1393 (1973). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 13,000,000. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.
 
AH1395 - 1975
 

KM#1 Fils. Year: AH1395 (1975). Weight: 1.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Three date palms above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1395-1975, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1418-1997 and AH1425-2005. Note: F.A.O issue.
 
AH1400 - 1980
 

KM#8 750 Dirham. Year: AH1400 (1980). Weight: 17.17g. Metal: 0.900 Gold. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: CNI - Valcambi, Balerna, SA. Obverse: International year of the child. IYC and UNICEF. Arab child on horse divides emblems. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 3,063. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Gerhard Schön indicates the mintage to be 7,507 and mentions a piedfort issue of 24.34 grams with mintage: 47.

 
AH1401 - 1981
 

KM#9 5 Dirham. Year: AH1401 (1981). Weight: 14.20g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 31 mm. Edge: 14-sided, Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: 1500th Anniversary - al-Hegira, dates on both sides and value at the bottom. Reverse: Perched eagle and United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 2,000,000. Minted Years: One year type.

To mark the beginning of the 15th Century of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar.

 
AH1402 - 1982
 

KM#2.1 5 Fils. Year: AH1402 (1982). Weight: 3.75g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Fish above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#3.1 10 Fils. Year: AH1402 (1982). Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1402 (1982). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#5 50 Fils. Year: AH1402 (1982). Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 (Coarser edge reeding), and AH1409-1989.

KM#6.1 1 Dirham. Year: AH1402 (1982). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.
 
AH1404 - 1984
 

KM#3.1 10 Fils. Year: AH1404 (1984). Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1404 (1984). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#5 50 Fils. Year: AH1404 (1984). Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 (Coarser edge reeding), and AH1409-1989.

KM#6.1 1 Dirham. Year: AH1404 (1984). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.
 
ND (1986)
 

KM#6.1 1 Dirham. Year: AH1406 (1986). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#10 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1986). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.52 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: 27th Chess Olympiad in Dubai. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
AH1407 - 1987
 

KM#3.1 10 Fils. Year: AH1407 (1987). Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1407 (1987). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#5 50 Fils. Year: AH1407 (1987). Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 (Coarser edge reeding), and AH1409-1989.

KM#6.1 1 Dirham. Year: AH1407 (1987). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#11 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1987). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Offshore oil drilling rig. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: One year type. Subject: ADMA-OPCO 25 Years of  Production (Offshore Oil Drilling) 1962-1987.

KM#14 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1987). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Emblem above map and book within radiant design. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: One year type. Subject: 10th Anniversary of al-Ain University 1977-1987.
 
AH1408 - 1988
 

KM#1 Fils. Year: AH1408 (1988).Weight: 1.52g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Three date palms above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1395-1975, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1418-1997 and AH1425-2005. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#2.1 5 Fils. Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 3.75g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Fish above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#3.1 10 Fils. Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#5 50 Fils. Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, and AH1409-1989.

Note: Coarser edge reeding (less and thick number of segments on the edge).

KM#6.1 1 Dirham. Year: AH1408 (1988). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.
 
AH1409 - 1989
 

KM#1 Fils. Year: AH1409 (1989). Weight: 1.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Three date palms above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1395-1975, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1418-1997 and AH1425-2005. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#2.1 5 Fils. Year: AH1409 (1989). Weight: 3.75g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Fish above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#3.1 10 Fils. Year: AH1409 (1989). Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1409 (1989). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#5 50 Fils. Year: AH1409 (1989). Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 (Coarser edge reeding), and AH1409-1989.

KM#6.1 1 Dirham. Year: AH1409 (1989). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988 and AH1409-1989.
 
ND (1991)
 

KM#15 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1991). Weight: 11.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 28.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Australian Mint. Obverse: Stylized winged soccer player. UAE Soccer Team qualification of World Cup - Italy 1990. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
ND (1992)
 

KM#18 50 Dirhams. Year: ND(1992). Weight: 40.00g. Metal: 0.925 Silver. Diameter: 40 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: 10th Anniversary - UAE Central Bank 1980-1990. Reverse: Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan (written above in Arabic and below in English) with value and his portrait facing right. Mintage: 2,000. Minted Years: One year type.

 
AH1415 - 1995
 

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1415 (1995). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#16 50 Fils. Year: AH1415 (1995). Weight: 4.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 7-sided, 21 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005 and AH1428-2007.

KM#6.2 1 Dirham. Year: AH1415 (1995). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005 and AH1428-2007.
 
AH1416 - 1996
 

KM#2.2 5 Fils. Year: AH1416 (1996). Weight: 2.20g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 16.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Fish above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1416-1996, AH1422-2001 and AH1425- 2005. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#3.2 10 Fils. Year: AH1416 (1996). Weight: 3.00g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 18.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1416-1996, AH1422-2001 and AH1425- 2005.

KM#21 50 Dirhams. Year: 1996. Weight: 40.00g. Metal: 0.925 Silver. Diameter: 40 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: 25th Anniversary of the UAE - National Day. Former Coat of arms of the United Arab Emirates (1973-2008) in center circle. Reverse: His Royal Highness Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan (written above in Arabic), President of United Arab Emirates (written below in Arabic) with value and his portrait facing right. Mintage: 8,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
AH1418 - 1997
 

KM#1 Fils. Year: AH1418 (1997). Weight: 1.50g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 15 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Three date palms above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1395-1975, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1418-1997 and AH1425-2005. Note: F.A.O issue.
 
AH1419 - 1998
 

KM#4 25 Fils. Year: AH1419 (1998). Weight: 3.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Gazelle above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1393-1973, AH1402-1982, AH1404-1984, AH1406-1986, AH1407-1987, AH1408-1988, AH1409-1989, AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005, AH1428-2007 and AH1432-2011.

KM#16 50 Fils. Year: AH1419 (1998). Weight: 4.30g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 7-sided, 21 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Oil derricks above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005 and AH1428-2007.

KM#6.2 1 Dirham. Year: AH1419 (1998). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab tea pot above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1415-1995, AH1419-1998, AH1425-2005 and AH1428-2007.

KM#32 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1998). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Bank of Dubai 35th Anniversary. Towered bank building divides dates 1963-1998. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#33 25 Dirhams, 20.00g. and KM#34 50 Dirhams 40.00g. Both coins are in 0.925 silver and each having mintage of 5,000.

Same as above coin, but slightly off-flan (off-centered)causing obverse side to be somehow rotated.

KM#35 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1998). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Obverse: Higher College of Technology (written left side in English while in Arabic on the top). 10 Years of Excellence (written right side in English while in Arabic on the bottom). 1988-1998. Bird viewing through window frame. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM36 50 Dirhams 40.00g in 0.925 silver with mintage of 6,000 produced by Münze Österreich AG, Vienna.

KM#38 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1998). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: 15th Anniversary - Rashid bin Humaid Award for Culture. 1983-1998. Logo within circle. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#39 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1998). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Obverse: Sharjah Cultural City Logo 1998. Stylized flame within beaded circle. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#57 50 Dirhams 40.00g in 0.925 silver with mintage of 4,000 produced by Münze Österreich AG, Vienna.

 
ND (1999)
 

KM#40 1 Dirham. Year: ND (1999). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Obverse: 25 Years of Oil Production on Abu Al Bukhoosh Oil Field. Offshore oil drilling rig. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#55 25 Dirhams. Year: ND (1999). Weight: 20.00g. Metal: 0.925 silver. Diameter: ? mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Obverse: 25 Years of Oil Production on Abu Al Bukhoosh Oil Field. Offshore oil drilling rig. Reverse: His Royal Highness Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan (written above in Arabic), President of United Arab Emirates (written below in Arabic) with value and his portrait facing right. Mintage: 2,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin was issued on 15th December 1999.

 
ND (2000)
 

KM#41 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2000). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Islamic Personality Award of 1999 Logo - Sheikh Zayed. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#42 50 Dirhams 40.00g in 0.925 silver with mintage of 5,000 by Royal Canadian Mint. Also a .916 gold medal coin of 40.00g is also produced with mintage: 2,000. 

KM#43 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2000). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Obverse: 25th Anniversary of Dubai Islamic Bank 1975-2000. Bank Logo within circle. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#44 25 Dirhams, 20.00g. (Mintage: 1,000) and KM#45 50 Dirhams 40.00g (Mintage: 2,000). Both coins are in 0.925 silver and produced by Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Issued on 23rd December 2000.

KM#46 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2000). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Obverse: 25th Anniversary of General Women's Union (1975-2000). Stylized gazelle Logo. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 500,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#47 50 Dirhams 40.00g (Mintage: 5,010). Issued on 17th January 2001.

 
AH1422 (2001)
 

KM#2.2 5 Fils. Year: AH1422 (2001). Weight: 2.20g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 16.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Fish above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1416-1996, AH1422-2001 and AH1425- 2005. Note: F.A.O issue.

KM#3.2 10 Fils. Year: AH1416 (1996). Weight: 3.00g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 18.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Arab dhow above dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: AH1416-1996, AH1422-2001 and AH1425- 2005.

KM#49 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2001). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Münze Österreich AG, Vienna. Obverse: 25th Anniversary of Armed Forces Unification 1976-2001. Heraldic eagle within rope wreath. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#60 50 Dirhams 40.00g (Mintage: 10,000). Issued on 01st December 2001.

 
ND (2003)
 

KM#51 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2003). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: 50 Years of Formal Education 1953-2003. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Issued on 01st May 2005.

Same as above coin, but slightly off-flan (off-centered)causing obverse side to be somehow rotated.

KM#52 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2003). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: 35 Years of Excellence - National Bank of Abu Dhabi 1968-2003. Towered bank building within the circle with dates. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Also .916 gold medal coins of 20.00g and 40.00g were also produced. Issued on 01st December 2003.

KM#54 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2003). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: 40th Anniversary of 1st Offshore Crude Oil Shipment 2003 (written in Arabic at top and in English at bottom). “ADCO” logo in center. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#70 50 Dirhams 40.00g (Mintage: 3,000). Also a .916 gold medal coin of 40.00g is also produced with mintage: 1,000. Issued on 01st June 2004.

KM#73 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2003). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Royal Canadian Mint. Obverse: Dubai 2003 - World bank IMF Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund. Mosaic arc Logo. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: 250,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin also exists as KM#69 50 Dirhams 40.00g (Mintage: 10,000). Also a .916 gold medal coin of 40.00g is also produced with mintage: 4,000. Issued on 18th September 2003.

The UAE's Hosting of the 58th Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the international Monetary Fund (Dubai 2003).

 
ND (2004)
 

KM#74 1 Dirham. Year: ND (2004). Weight: 6.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: N/A. Obverse: First Gulf Bank. 25 years of excellence 1979-2004 (written above in Arabic and below in English). Bank logo. Reverse: United Arab Emirates (above in Arabic and below in English). Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Issued on 20th December 2005.

 
 
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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