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Morocco 1/2 and 1 Dirham (AH1299 to AH1314)  1881 to 1897
Morocco 1/2 and 1 Dirham (AH1299 to AH1314) 1881 to 1897

These silver coins come from the Moroccan Kingdom of Moulay al-Hasan I with dates AH1299 to AH1314. AH dates are Islamic Hijri dates which use a calendar based on when Mohammed lived, about 600 AD on the Gregorian calendar. The AH1299 to AH1314 dates correspond to 1881AD to 1897AD. The AH dates appear in Arabic numerals on the front of the coin.

Coins in excellent shape, like the half dirham in our primary picture, command decent collector value. Our secondary picture shows the reverse of a one dirham coin.

Catalog values run approximately as follows:

HALF DIRHAM (14 mm diameter, 0.039 troy ounces silver)
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $7
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $100
half dirhams dated AH1314 are more valuable, cataloging for $50 in average circulated condition

DIRHAM (17 mm diameter, 0.078 troy ounces silver)
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $45
fully uncirculated: $130
dirhams dated AH1314 are more valuable, cataloging for $70 in average circulated condition

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 12305 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Rhiannon, Thu, 30-Aug-2012 22:51:36 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 02:45:14 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 29-Mar-2015 23:23:17 GMT
Requester description: difficult as writing is in arabic
Tags: morocco 1 2 dirham ah dirhams arabic arab aribic arabian arabia squiggle squiggles scribbles swoosh squiggly squigle swirl twirly scribble curlycue swirls squiggley sqiggles swirly

Comments

i really like this coin and i keep one - mbarek
I like it also. The coin is quite elegant and it is made of silver. Modern coins today contain no precious metal. Too bad. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I recenly bought a ring with this coin :) - Asmaa

I have this coin as a medallion around my neck.
In my travels to Morocco I was looking for something simple yet unique to hang on a black rope necklace...this looks awesome....it's rustic/worn looking yet tells a story of the olden days. I love it.
I paid 50 dirham for it as it had top piece mounted in silver so that you could slide it onto a necklace. - JAT
Hey JAT -- very cool! Morocco has some very appealing coins (especially the silver ones, in my opinion). - CoinQuest (Todd)

  

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