Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Iraq

Iraq 1 Dinars 1984 UNC
Front: Islamic coin design
Back: Madrasa Al-Mustansiriya School in Baghdad

Iraq

Iraq 1/2 Dinars 1993 UNC
Front: Astrolabe
Back: Minaret of Samarra (Malwiya Minaret or Malwiya Tower)
The Malwiya minaret at the Great Mosque of Samarra

The Minaret of Samarra, also known as the Malwiya Minaret or Malwiya Tower is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil. The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge. On April 1, 2005, the top of the Malwiya minaret was damaged by a bomb. Insurgents reportedly attacked the tower because U.S. troops had been using it as a lookout position. The blast removed pieces of brick from the top of the minaret along its spiral ramp. Read more

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Iraq

Iraq 1/4 Dinars 1993 UNC
Front: Palm Trees
Back: Bab Al-Wastani Gate

Iraq

Iraq 25 Dinars 1978 UNC
Front: Three galloping Arabian horses
Back: Courtyard of the Abbasid Palace in Baghdad(Madrasa Sharabiyya, or Bishriyya)

Added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on July 7, 2000 in the Cultural category.
The only Abbasid palace left in Baghdad located near the North Gate overlooking the Tigris. It is believed to have been built by Caliph Al-Naser Ledinillah (1179 - 1225 AD), in whose reign other notable institutions were built. Read more
Source: AtlasTours.Net

Qasr-Al-Khalifa or Abbasid Palace in Samarra was built in 221 AH (AD 836) and is one of the most famous Islamic palaces in the world.

Iraq

Iraq 100 Dinars 1994 UNC
Front: Saddam Hussein
Back: Al-Ukhether Castle, Baghdad Clock

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Laos


Laos 5000 Kip 1997 UNC
Front: President Kaysone Phomvihane, Pha That Luang
Back: Cement factory in Vang Vieng

Laos


Laos 2000 Kip 2003 UNC
Front: President Kaysone Phomvihane, Pha That Luang
Back: Hydroelectric dam

Phomvihane was born Nguyen Cai Song to a Vietnamese father, Nguyen Tri Loan, and a Laotian mother Nang Dok. Nguyen Cai Song had two sisters Nang Souvanthong living in Thailand and Nang Kongmany in USA. He was born in Na Seng village, Khanthabouli district now Kaysone Phomvihane District, Savannakhet Province, Laos. Read more

Laos

Laos 1000 Kip 2003 UNC
Front: Three women; Pha That Luang
Back: Cattle grazing

Most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol. It establishment to be in the 3rd century. Gold-covered large Buddhist stupa on the eastern outskirts of Vientiane, Laos. Read more

Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Laos

Laos 1 Kip 1979 VG
Front: Militancy
Back: In school environment

Laos

Laos 1 Kip 1957 VG
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