Tag: middle east currency

Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS

Iraqi 10,000 Dinar Note Mosque Destroyed by ISIS

By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On June 21, 2017, retreating ISIS fighters detonated a series of explosive charges that destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in the heart of Mosul overlooking the Tigris River. The 12th-century structure was built by Nur ad-Din Zangi, a Turkish noble, in the closing decades of the great Seljuk […]

World Paper Money – Elusive Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimens

World Paper Money – Elusive Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimens

A highlight of the Stack’s Bowers August ANA World’s Fair of Money sale and a set that will certainly excite collectors is a Qatar and Dubai Color Trial Specimen grouping. These 1960s series notes from Qatar and Dubai are among the most sought after collectible banknotes as the circulation period was short and the issuance […]

Spink Auction: Bruce Smart Collection of Middle East Banknotes

Spink Auction: Bruce Smart Collection of Middle East Banknotes

It gives Spink great pleasure to announce that one of the finest collections of Middle East and North African Banknotes will be available on 12 April – the Bruce Smart Collection. Bruce Smart is a well-known face at banknote conventions around the world. He is extremely knowledgeable and widely liked and respected. Bruce’s collection is […]

ISIS Coin Operation Suffers Apparent Setback

ISIS Coin Operation Suffers Apparent Setback

By Coinweek News Staff…. According to an Agence French Press report published on October 7, 2015, Turkish authorities arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State on suspicion of trying to manufacture coins for use in ISIS-controlled territory in Iraq and Syria. The six men were arrested in Gaziantep, a city in Turkey’s southeastern territory, a […]

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

Kuwait Wins IACA Best New Banknote Series 2014

By De La Rue, plc….   The Central Bank of Kuwait’s new family of banknotes, issued in June 2014, has been awarded the Best New Banknote Series for 2014 by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA), as announced at the Currency Conference in Vancouver. De La Rue is delighted to announce this global award […]

Why the National Media Has the ISIS Gold and Silver Coin Story Wrong

Why the National Media Has the ISIS Gold and Silver Coin Story Wrong

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek …..   The news exists–or should exist–to produce an informed populace, under the assumption that a populace needs to be informed in order to make beneficial decisions for society and state. But sometimes what comes across the wire is so horrific, so brutal, so tasteless–so against the […]

Middle Eastern Paper Money Market Report. VIDEO: 2:03

Middle Eastern Paper Money Market Report. VIDEO: 2:03

Eyad Alali, Manager, Arab World Collection Center, Jordan Interviewer: David Lisot…… A growing population of bank note collectors is in the Middle East. One of the dealers from that region is Eyad Alali who has a business in Jordan. He talks about why he has traveled to come to the Memphis Paper Show. He shares […]

Middle Eastern Paper Money Perspective with Wakim Wakim

Middle Eastern Paper Money Perspective with Wakim Wakim

Wakim Wakim – Paper Money Trader, United Arab Emirate Interviewer: David Lisot Mr. Wakim is a Lebanese who lives in the United Arab Emirates and comes regularly to Maastricht. He deals with collectors all over the world. He shares what kinds of bank notes people like and why they collect them. 3:25 Copyright © September, […]

 
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