Friday, August 5, 2016

The First Gold Dinars of the State of Kelantan. Hijra 1437 ( 2006 )

                     The First Gold Dinars of the State of Kelantan. 
                                              Hijra 1437 ( 2006 )
                                 by Saran Singh AMN, AMP (PNM, TNM)

The State of Kelantan, Malaysia issued its first Gold Dinar coins on 20th September 2006. These Gold Dinars are not the legal tender currency of Malaysia. However, they may be used as gifts for birthdays, weddings, exchanged for goods on the basis of barter trading or just kept as souvenirs. These Gold Dinars are minted according to the standard of Caliph Umar Al-Khattab.

Kelantan’s first gold Dinar coins comprise of the ½ Dinar and 1 Dinar and are dated Hijra 1427 (2006). The technical details of these coins are as follows:

½ Dinar H 1427 ( 2006 ).Gold 91.7 % fine (22 Karat), Weight: 2.12 grammes, Diameter: 20 mm, Edge: Plain. Mintage:  not available.   

1 Dinar H 1427 ( 2006 ). Gold 91.7 % fine (22 Karat). Weight: 4.25 grammes, Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Plain. Mintage:  not available.

Obverse: the minaret tower of the Al-Muhammadi mosque in Kota Bahru, State of Kelantan. This mosque was built in 1867 during the reign of Sultan Muhammad II (1830 – 1886) and is one of the oldest mosques in the State of Kelantan. This mosque underwent extensive renovation in 1922 when the earlier wooden structure was changed to concrete It was officially declared open by KDYMM Baginda Sultan Ismail  ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Muhammad IV on 31st July 1931and its name was changed to Masjid Muhammadi..Crest of the State of Kelantan. Hijra Year 1427 in English.

Reverse: In Arabic, “ Mas Dinar Kelantan. Hijra Year 1427 ”.

Produced and Minted by: Mariwasa Kraftangan Sdn Bhd, Kuala Kangsar, State of Perak.

Issued by: Permodalan Kelantan Berhad, Kota Bahru. 



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