Morocco 1, 2, 5, and 10 Mazunas (AH1330) 1911 to 1921
Hi Carl -- That's a 5 mazunas coin from Morocco. The 1330 date is the Mohammedan Hejira date. These dates are annotated using the abbreviation AH (Anno Hegirae), starting when Mohamed was alive around 622 AD. Converting 1330 to a Western date, factoring in that Mohammedan years have 354 days, you get 1911.
Morocco is not very keen on issuing coins with reliable dates. I know of one coin they issue with a 1371 date that was in fact produced in the 1970s.
The denomination shows inside the five-pointed star. All the denominations are about equal in value, so the main variable is the amount of wear on the coin. As always, damage to the coin, such as scratches, stains, cleanings, gouges, nicks, and the like will lower value to almost zero.
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $70
Convert these catalog values to actual values using our Terminology page.
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Requested by: carl, Sat, 19-Dec-2009 03:04:42 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 14-Mar-2014 02:32:23 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 01-Mar-2016 16:36:02 GMT
Requester description: 1330 Hi, This coin has a star on one side with what looks to be arabic writing in the center with the number 5 on top of the writing. The other has two three sided designs one on top of the other with what looks to be points on each of the three sides on one and what might be flower pedals on the three points of the other one. In the center of these are two lines of writing in arabic with the date 1330 under the writing. You helped me with another coin and I sent you a picture of this coin. Thank you for your help.
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