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Commemorative Coins and Currency in honor of the Founding Father on the 47th National Day

Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) is pleased to announce that
it is issuing a commemorative silver coin, a commemorative
one Dirham coin and an AED 100 denomination Bank Note
with “Year of Zayed” logo coinciding with the 47th National
Day of the UAE celebrations.

CBUAE is issuing the commemorative currency to pay tribute
to the life of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed
Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, and the
pivotal role he had in establishing the UAE, its subsequent
historical achievements and the Nation’s recognition on the
global stage. Following in the footsteps of his late father, H.H.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has
spared no effort in realising the ambitions of his father. This
initiative from the Central Bank aims to pay tribute to the
visionary leadership of the UAE and reinforce the history from
which the people of the UAE derive their unique identity

H.E. Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri, Governor of CBUAE, stated:
“It is very important to commemorate the Zayed Centenary
and recognise his essential contribution to the rise and
progress of the UAE. H.E. also added: “These commemorative
editions reflect the spirit of the UAE’s and highlight the people’s
loyalty to its founding father.”

The Central Bank will issue 5000 silver commemorative coins
weighing 60 grams. The front side of the coin will feature the
logo and the “Year of Zayed - 1918-2018”, while the back side
will have the phrase “Commemorative Coin” and the nominal
value of “100 Dirhams”.

The Central Bank will also put in circulation commemorative
Dirhams. The back side of the coin will feature the “Year of
Zayed 1918-2018” while the front-side of the coin will remain

The silver commemorative coin will be available for sale at the
Central Bank Main Office and Branches, while the
commemorative Dirham coin and the special edition of the
AED 100 Bank Note will be introduced into circulation as per
the regular established procedures.
Source: centralbank.ae
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