Iraq 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, and 50 Fils  1931 to 1933
Iraq 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, and 50 Fils 1931 to 1933

According to wikipedia, King Faisal I who appears on this coin was King of the Arab Kingdom of Syria or Greater Syria (today Syria) in 1920 and was King of the Kingdom of Iraq (today Iraq) from 23 August 1921 to 1933. He was a member of the Hashemite dynasty, a descendant of the tribe of Muhammad.

When in circulated condition, all of these coins carry roughly the same value. Collectors are generally willing to spend $5 to $25 US dollars on coins that are well preserved and have no problems like cleanings, scrapes, scuffs, or other distracting damage.

worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10

Coins in fully uncirculated condition are difficult to find. See our listing below for values.

Metallic composition varies with the denomination and appearance. The denomination is shown on the back in eastern Arabic numerals (shown below):

1 FILS: bronze
2 FILS: bronze
4 FILS: nickel (has wavy edges)
10 FILS: nickel (has wavy edges)
20 FILS: silver, 0.058 troy ounces in one coin
50 FILS: silver, 0.145 ounces

The Iraqi 1 riyal coin looks similar to these coins, but the reverse is somewhat different. See this CoinQuest page for 1 riyal coins.

You can figure out the date and denomination of these coins using eastern Arabic numerals. The coin in our main picture (upper left) is dated 1931 and is a 50 fils coin. The other date, 1349, is a Hejira date based on the lunar calendar and starting at the time Mohammed was alive (around 600 AD). The 4 and 10 fils coins have wavy edges, like those shown here.

Coins in fully uncircualted condition are hard to find, so their catalog values rise sharply. Here are approximate catalog values for fully uncirculated specimens:

1 FILS: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
2 FILS: $50
4 FILS: $80
10 FILS: $80
20 FILS: $140
50 FILS: $180

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

Coin: 6017 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
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