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Iraq Babylon Commemorative Set  1982
Iraq Babylon Commemorative Set 1982

In the early 1980s Saddam Hussein started an ill-fated project to rebuild the ancient city of Babylon on the Euphrates River. The project never finished, but the UK's Royal Mint produced a set of proof coins to commemorate the start. Since then, various sources have assembled different look-alike copies of the Royal Mint's set. The original Royal Mint set is valuable. The look-alikes are not.

To determine the value of your set, you must first figure out if it is an original or a look-alike. The green set in our picture marked 'Valuable' is an original. The blue set in our upper left picture is a look-alike. There are other look-alikes with green backgrounds, so be sure you have the original.

There is a good write-up on the set and the individual coins over at World of Coins.

ORIGINAL SET:
Coins and packaging in pristine condition: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
Coins or packaging marred: $100

LOOK-ALIKE SET
Coins and packaging in pristine condition: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
Coins or packaging marred: $10

These are catalog values. Actual buy and sell values will be lower. Please read our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 20276 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Med Al-Dejaily, Tue, 17-Nov-2015 10:33:15 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 18-Nov-2015 02:48:45 GMT
Requester description: 1982 Iraq special edition coins set with Babylonion features on the back. Dated 1982
Tags: iraq babylon commemorative set commemorate commemorating commemerate commemorates commemoration commerative comemorate commemerative commemoratives setting sets special edition babylonion editon

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