Falus

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A 4 falus coin (1873). Diameter 28mm. Minted at Fes by Mohammed IV (1802-1873) Sultan of Morocco.

The falus was a bronze/copper currency of Morocco.

Minted between 1672–1901, denominations of ¼, ½, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 falus are recorded in the Standard Catalogue.[1]

Identification[edit]

They are typically denominated by size rather than by inscription, and can be difficult to identify precisely.

Depreciation[edit]

From 1862, the falus was allowed to float, while the exchange rate for the silver dirham was fixed: This resulted in currency speculation and depreciation, with effectively two parallel currencies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morocco". NumisMaster.com. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Pennell, C.R. (2001). Morocco since 1830: A History. New York: New York University Press. pp. 79–80. ISBN 0-8147-6677-3.