Buqsha: coin of Yemen (1636-1963); 1/40 rial

BUQSHA: COIN OF YEMEN

1 buqsha (بقشة), 1963: Yemen Arab Republic

1 buqsha (بقشة), 1963: Yemen Arab Republic

الجمهورية العربية اليمنية — Yemen Arab Republic (also known as North Yemen).

Date on coin: ١٣٨۲-۱۹٦٣ — 1382-1963. 

AH 1382 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1963 (Gregorian calendar).

Branches with leaves inside the ornament.

Mintage: 10.377.000.

  • Bronze: 21 mm - 3.6 g
  • Reference price: 3.3$

COIN BUQSHA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. MUTAWAKKILITE KINGDOM OF YEMEN + YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC (1636-1963): buqsha = 1/40 rial

The name of the buqsha coin comes from an Arabic term بقشة‎, which derived بخش ("share"), related to بخشش ("gift").