Kurdistan 1D Saladin 2003 Limited Mintage 5000 Coin Unc

 

Only 5000 pieces of this coin were struck!!!

 

A significant portion of the authorized mintage of this coin is actually being distributed in Iraqi held portions of Kurdistan, making this coin even more difficult to obtain!

This listing is for one uncirculated:

 

KURDISTAN

1 DINAR SALADIN 2003

LIMITED MINTAGE COIN UNC

 

 

PHOTOS ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAILS. PARDON COLOR CHANGES AND GLARE IN PHOTOS.

Coin you receive may vary somewhat from the photo but will be in same general condition.

Coin may have minor wear of finish and/or nicks from way these coins are stacked at the mint.

Coin may have minor spotting and/or toning and/or oxidation.

The Kurds are an ethnic group divided between Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. For centuries they have dreamed of having an independent homeland, however each time the dream has been thwarted. An independent Kurdistan was promised after World War I, however instead their land was divided between Turkey and Iraq. After the First Gulf War in 1991 the Kurds in Iraq were granted a large degree of autonomy under the United Nations. They even used a different currency than the rest of Iraq, called the Swiss Dinar. Many Kurds in Iraq were expecting to gain full independence with the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Several overseas Kurdish groups authorized the issuance of coins for what they expected would be a new independent nation after the fall of Saddam. However, the Turks feared that an independent Kurdistan in Iraq would further the demands of the Kurds within Turkey for more autonomy. They strongly objected to an autonomous Kurdistan within Iraq and threatened an invasion. The United States agreed with Turkey, so plans for an independent Kurdistan have once again been quashed. The first coins however were still issued. The coins feature the Kurds historic past and wildlife native to their homeland.

 

These 1 Dinar coins are 27mm in diameter, are struck in bronze-plated zinc (larger than U.S. quarter which is 24.26 mm) and picture Saladin on horseback carrying a modern Kurdish flag. Saladin, foe of Richard the Lionheart and the Crusaders was a Kurd who founded the Ayyubid Dynasty. His diplomatic skills, backed by a well-disciplined army enabled him to gain control of Egypt, Palestine and Syria from Islamic as well as Christian opponents. Even his opponents admired him for his chivalry, justice and piety. 

 

Mountains have figured prominently in Kurdish lore, so the reverse features four mountain peaks, which also represent the four nations with major Kurdish populations. Above the mountains is a 21-rayed rising sun, which is a traditional Kurdish symbol predating the nations conversion to Islam. The legends are in the two main dialects of Kurdish: Sorani and Kurmanji.

 

Only 5000 pieces of this coin were struck!!! 

A significant portion of the authorized mintage of this coin is actually being distributed in Iraqi held portions of Kurdistan, making this coin even more difficult to obtain!

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Kurdistan 1D Saladin 2003 Limited Mintage 5000 Coin Unc
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  • Item #: C01V01M05P01C11L23KURD2003CORR
  • Manufacturer: KURDISTAN
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: K3920037
  • Condition: New
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