Kuwait  issued  this  silver  2  Dinars  coin  in  1976  to  celebrate  the  15th  anniversary  of  their  independence  from  Great  Britain.  Pictured  on  the  obverse  are  Abdullah  ibn  Salim,  who  was  Emir  at  the  time  of  independence,  and  his  half-brother,  Sabah  Ibn  Salim,  who  succeeded  him  and  was  Emir  at  the  time  the  coin  was  struck.  The  reverse  pictures  an  oil  well,  the  main  source  of  wealth  of  the  country,  a  dhow,  the  traditional  sailing  boat  used  in  Kuwait  and  throughout  the  region,  and  an  old  fort.  The  38.5mm  coin  has  a  mintage  of  only  70,000  pieces  and  is  Uncirculated.

Value: 2 Dinars (2 KWD)
Metal: Silver (.500)
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 38.6 mm

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