Commemorative coins of the United Arab Emirates dirham

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Since 1980, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has minted several commemorative coins. These coins celebrate events, personalities, and rulers of the UAE.

United Arab Emirates Commemorative Coins
Year Description AED Alloy Diameter Weight Fineness KM#
1976 5th UAE National Day (Minted by Currency Board) 1000 gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 #13
1981 15th Hijra Century 5 Cu/Ni 32 mm 14.25 g n/a #9
1986 27th Chess Olympiad in Dubai 1 Cu/Ni 28.5 mm 11.31 g n/a #10
1987 25th anniversary of the first offshore oil shipment from Abu Dhabi 1 Cu/Ni 28.5 mm 11.31 g n/a #11
1987 10th anniversary of UAE University 1 Cu/Ni 28.5 mm 11.31 g n/a #14
1990 Qualification of the UAE national football team to 1990 FIFA World Cup 1 Cu/Ni 28.5 mm 11.31 g n/a #15
1992 Commemoration of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #17
1992 Commemoration of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum 500 gold 25 mm 20 g .9167 #23
1992 Commemoration of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum 1000 gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 #26
1992 10th anniversary of the Central Bank of the UAE 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #18
1992 10th anniversary of the Central Bank of the UAE 500 gold 25 mm 20 g .9167 #24
1992 10th anniversary of the Central Bank of the UAE 1000 gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 #27
1995 20th anniversary of the General Women's Union 1000 gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 #28
1995 20th anniversary of the General Women's Union 500 gold 25 mm 20 g .9167 #25
1995 50th anniversary of the Arab League 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #19
1996 30th anniversary of the reign of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan n/a gold 65 mm 200 g .9167 -
1996 30th anniversary of the reign of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan 1000 gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 #30
1996 30th anniversary of the reign of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #22
1996 25th UAE National Day n/a gold 65 mm 200 g .9167 -
1996 25th UAE National Day 1000 gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 #29
1996 25th UAE National Day 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #21
1998 35th anniversary of National Bank of Dubai 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a #32
1998 35th anniversary of National Bank of Dubai 25 silver 28 mm 20 g .9250 #33
1998 35th anniversary of National Bank of Dubai 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #34
1998 10th anniversary of the Higher Colleges of Technology 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a #35
1998 10th anniversary of the Higher Colleges of Technology 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #36
1998 50th anniversary of UNICEF 50 silver 40 mm 27.22 g .9250 #37
1998 Sharjah the cultural capital of the Arab world 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
1998 Sharjah the cultural capital of the Arab world 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a #39
1998 Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, humanitarian personality of 1998 n/a gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 -
1998 Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, humanitarian personality of 1998 n/a gold 28 mm 20 g .9167 -
1999 25th anniversary of the first oil shipment from Abu Al Bukhoosh oil field in Abu Dhabi 25 silver 28 mm 20 g .9250 -
1999 30th anniversary of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
1999 100th anniversary of Dubai Ports & Customs Department 100 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
1999 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Islamic personality of the Year n/a gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 -
1999 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Islamic personality of the Year 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #42
1999 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Islamic personality of the Year 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a #41
1999 Ministry of Finance & Industry ISO-9001 certification 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2000 25th anniversary of Dubai Islamic Bank 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a #43
2000 25th anniversary of Dubai Islamic Bank 25 silver 28 mm 20 g .9250 #44
2000 25th anniversary of Dubai Islamic Bank 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #45
2000 25th anniversary of the General Women's Union 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2000 25th anniversary of the General Women's Union 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a #46
2000 25th anniversary of the Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2000 Inauguration of Sheikh Rashid's Terminal at Dubai International Airport 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 #48
2001 25th anniversary of the unification of the UAE Armed Forces 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2001 25th anniversary of the unification of the UAE Armed Forces 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a -
2001 30th anniversary of Al Ain National Museum 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2001 20th anniversary of the Administrative Development Institute 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2002 25th anniversary of UAE University 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2002 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2002 Ahmadia School in Dubai 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2003 30th anniversary of Central Bank of the UAE n/a gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 -
2003 30th anniversary of Central Bank of the UAE 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2003 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Dubai n/a gold 40 mm 40 g .9167 -
2003 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Dubai 50 silver 40 mm 40 g .9250 -
2003 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Dubai 1 Cu/Ni 24 mm 6.4 g n/a -
2012 50th anniversary of the First Oil Shipment from the UAE 1 Cu/Ni 29 mm 6.4 g n/a -

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Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates Commemorative Coin Collection Time Out Abu Dhabi New dirham coin in UAE