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Oman (Muscat and) 2, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 Baisa and 1/4 and 1/2 Rial  1960 to Date
Oman (Muscat and) 2, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 Baisa and 1/4 and 1/2 Rial 1960 to Date

Muscat and Oman, the country at the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, became Oman (alone) in 1970, when Sultan Sa'id bin Talmur was overthrown by his son, Qabus bin Sa'id. The coinage remained roughly unchanged through the transition.

These coins bear the emblem of Oman (a dagger in front of two crossed sword) on one side, the the numeric denomination on the other. They are made of copper, nickel, silver, and gold, although this page does not address the gold coins.

Dating uses Islamic (Hirji, AH) dates which are roughly 600 years earlier than Western (Gregorian, AD) dates, e.g.,

AH1380 = 1960AD
AH1430 = 2010AD

The denominations are whole numbers for baisa, and fractional numbers for rials.

MUSCAT AND OMAN (AH1378 to AH1390)
2 BAISA, bronze, 16 mm diameter
3 BAISA, bronze, 20 mm diameter
5 BAISA, bronze, 19 mm diameter
10 BAISA, bronze, 22 mm diameter
25 BAISA, copper-nickel, 18 mm diameter
50 BAISA, copper-nickel, 24 mm diameter
100 BAISA, copper-nickel, 27 mm diameter
1/2 RIAL, silver, 31 mm diameter (0.256 troy ounces silver)

OMAN (AH1390 to Date)
5 BAISA, bronze, 19 mm diameter
5 BAISA, bronze clad steel, 19 mm diameter
10 BAISA, bronze, 22 mm diameter
10 BAISA, bronze clad steel, 22 mm diameter
25 BAISA, copper-nickel, 18 mm diameter
50 BAISA, copper-nickel, 24 mm diameter
100 BAISA, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter (loose septagon)
1/4 RIAL, aluminum-bronze, 26 mm diameter
1/2 RIAL, aluminum-bronze, 30 mm diameter

Once you have determined the date and denomination of your coin, use the information below to determine value:

ALL COINS FROM MUSCAT AND OMAN
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $3
100 baisa dated AH1390 are worth about twice these values
1/2 rial dated AH1380 catalog at $25 in fully uncirculated condition

ALL COINS FROM OMAN
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $2
1/2 rial dated AH14000 catalog at $12 in fully uncirculated condition

Coin: 18903 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Bilal, Fri, 13-Mar-2015 17:49:27 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 14-Mar-2015 00:52:14 GMT
Requester description: two swords, and some other stuff 50 pesa Qaboos Bin saeed
Saltanat e Omaan
Tags: oman muscat 2 3 5 10 25 50 100 baisa 1 4 rial omaan rials qaboos bin saeed saltanat sultan qabus said saids two swords sword sworeds swordlike broadsword

  

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