Over the past few weeks and months, we have been bringing to you a constant array of products meant specially for the upcoming 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates. Understandably, the Emiratis are extremely proud of achieving this landmark but so far all the products were from the private arena. The Central Bank of the UAE has now stepped into the game with just a few days to go for the event.
The coins that are to be available in gold and silver. The face of both coins depict the portrait of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, circumscribed by the expression “His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates”, written in Arabic. The back of both the commemorative coins depict a silhouette of the iconic image of the founding fathers of the UAE, led by late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with the UAE flag in the middle and the expression “Spirit of The Union”, “The 40th National Day,” “United Arab Emirates”, written in Arabic and English.
The gold coins shall be sold at the gold price on the day of sale plus the additional costs estimated at Dh100, while the silver coin will be sold at its face value plus the additional costs estimated at Dh100. This is quite unlike the set prices that mints in the west announce for such similar commemorative coins.
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