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Also known as a 1/2 Riyal this is another one of those coins that gives little hints about origin if you cannot speak the language. The biggest clue is the palm tree over two crossed swords, all reform coins from Saudi Arabia have that symbol.
The sparse design goes with the Muslim belief that you should not make an image of something that is impossible to make by hand. So swords can be forged and trees can be grown from seeds. People on the other hand are sacred according to them so their images are forbidden. Granted as recent events show some people do not believe having a different opinion is correct and would rather be hypocrites and harm others.
Coins often reflect the best a culture has to offer. They generally do not show the whole picture as with Third Reich coins or Confederate money. Here is hoping that everyone is safe now and in the future. A coin commemorating world peace would be great.
Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 50 Halala (1/2 Riyal) / Saudi Arabia
Year: 1987 (AH 1408)
Value: $0.30 in VF (very-fine)
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