UAE Central Bank issues new coin to honour fallen soldiers

Central Bank says it will be issuing 10,000 coins on November 30 with a face value of AED100 each
UAE Central Bank issues new coin to honour fallen soldiers
The Central Bank of the UAE has issued a new silver coin to mark Commemoration Day on November 30, in collaboration with the Martyrs Families’ Affairs Office.
By Staff writer
Mon 28 Nov 2016 11:29 AM

The UAE's Central Bank has issued a new silver coin to mark Commemoration Day on November 30, in collaboration with the Martyrs' Families’ Affairs Office at Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court.

The measure comes as part of a campaign launched by the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office to provide a platform for members of UAE society to express their gratitude and pride in the sacrifices made by the country’s armed forces, news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, director of The Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office, said: "Issuing this commemorative coin reiterates our commitment to immortalising these sacrifices that were instrumental in writing our country’s history.

"The coin serves as a memento of this critical period in our history as we carry on in our endeavours to build a bright future for the next generations."

The Central Bank said it will be issuing 10,000 coins with a face value of AED100 each.

With a 60-millimetre diameter, the coins weigh 60 grams and is made of an alloy that is 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper, WAM said, adding that they will be available at the Central Bank's head office in Abu Dhabi, Dubai branch and banks operating in the country at a price of AED350.

The coin carries the official emblem of Commemoration Day, as chosen by the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office. It consists of an image depicting three soldiers of the UAE Armed Forces, the soldier standing in the middle proudly raising the national flag.

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