IRAQ 500 fils 1982 lion statue


IRAQ, 500 fils, 1982, Obverse: lion statue, Reverse: FALSAAN, nickel, KM168a, edge nicks, XF

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Not content with having two calligraphy varieties, they decided they’d show off an historic antiquity, the “Lion of Babylon.” commissioned by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar.

“Middle East” is, generally spealing, Morocco east to Afghanistan, Sudan in the south to Turkey in the north.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.