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Obverse of 1999 Saudi Arabian Centenary Medallion
Obverse of 1999 Saudi Arabian Centenary Medallion

Countries
Reverse of 1999 Saudi Arabian Centenary Medallion
Reverse of 1999 Saudi Arabian Centenary Medallion

Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,, is an Arab country and the largest country of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Jordan on the northwest, Iraq on the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates on the east, Oman on the southeast, and Yemen on the south. The Persian Gulf lies to the northeast and the Red Sea to its west. Saudi Arabia is the world's leading petroleum exporter. The economy is based on oil, which provides 85% of it's revenue.

Coins
The riyal is the currency of Saudi Arabia. It is subdivided into 100 halala. In 1925, transitional copper coins for and ghirsh were minted, followed by , and 1 ghirsh pieces minted in cupro-nickel in 1926. In 1935, the first coins were issued in the name of Saudi Arabia, these were silver , and 1 riyal coins.In 1963, the halala was introduced and bronze 1 halala coins were issued. In 1976, cupro-nickel 1 riyal coins were introduced, which are also inscribed with the denomination 100 halala. Bimetallic 1 riyal coins were issued in 1999.

Saudi Arabian Gold Coins
Only a small number of different gold coin designs, five, have ever been issued by Saudi Arabia.
The Hejira date 1370 is from October 13th 1950 to October 1st 1951.

Specifications
Technical specifications of the most frequently encountered Saudi Arabian gold coins.
DenominationDiameterWeightAlloyAGW
Guinea227.9881.91660.2354

Key
Denomination = Face value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.

Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateHejira DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1950 - 19511370Guineaabout Unc.2,000,000Yes£225$360

Saudi Arabian Coin Sets
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