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This is a modest collection of second millennium gold coins of Saudi Arabia during the 20th Century

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Guinea - 1377AH

KM043 - 7,99 g -

Edge - Reeded

This coin has the Saudi arms on the obverse with Arabic legends at top and bottom.  The reverse has an Arabic legend at the top with the figure 1 in the centre and the date 1377 at the bottom.


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(ARAMCO) 4 - 1946

KM-034 - 31,95 g - 29,4 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,091M

This was a bullion piece equal to four sovereigns that was minted at the Philadelphia USA mint for the Arabian American Oil Company to make payments in gold to the Saudi Arabian kingdom.  The obverse has the seal of the mint. The reverse has the statistics of the piece. This is an authentic coin.


(Aramco) - 1 - 1945

KM-035 - 7,99 g - 22,3 mm

This was a bullion piece equal to one sovereign that was minted at the Philadelphia USA mint for the Arabian American Oil Company to make payments in gold to the Saudi Arabian kingdom.  The obverse has the seal of the mint. The reverse has the statistics of the piece. THIS IS A STRUCK COPY.


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(ARAMCO) 4 - 1945

KM-034 - 31,95 g - 29,4 mm

This was a bullion piece equal to four sovereigns that was minted at the Philadelphia USA mint for the Arabian American Oil Company to make payments in gold to the Saudi Arabian kingdom.  The obverse has the seal of the mint. The reverse has the statistics of the piece.  THIS IS A STRUCK COPY.

Research provides the only specific info on production of fakes of this coin as relating to the activities during the 1970's of an "American businessman" identified as Harry Stock and a Lebanese by the name of Chaloub. Apparently before their apprehension , they produced a significant number of ancient as well as modern gold coins that were excellent copies.  They also produced USA 1907 $20 pieces, which are common, UK 1911 5 pieces as well as these Saudi 1 and 4 pieces.


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