Santim: coin from Kingdom of Morocco (1974-...); 1/100 dirham


10 santim, 1974: Kingdom of Morocco

10 santim, 1974: Kingdom of Morocco

Commemorative coin for circulating (some numismatic catalogs attribute this coin to the FAO series, but there is no mention of this on the coin itself).

Ruler: Hassan II (Arabic "الحسن الثاني") — King of Morocco, 1961-1999.

Date on coin: AH 1394 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1974 (Gregorian calendar).

Stylized sunflowers and sun rays.

عشر سنتيمات: ten santimat.

1974 - 1394: date by Gregorian and Islamic calendars.

Coat of arms of Morocco: two lions, pentagram, sun over the Atlas Mountains, crown, Arabic "If you glorify God, He will glorify you" (Arabic "إن تنصروا الله ينصركم": quote from the Qur'an).

المملكة المغربية: Kingdom of Morocco.

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

Mintage: 67.950.000.

  • Brass: 20 mm - 3 g
  • Reference price: 0.3$

COIN SANTIM — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF MOROCCO (1974-...): santim = 1/100 dirham

About the name of the coin santim (plural — santimat): 1/3 of the 20th century Morocco was part of the French colonial empire; the main monetary unit was the franc, which was divided into 100 centimes. Some time after gaining independence, the main Moroccan currency became the dirham. According to the existing traditions, the centime became the exchange coin again, but the denomination was now indicated in the official in Morocco Arabic language — سنتيم‎. From now on, the name of the coin began to be written in Latin characters in the "santim" format. That is, santim is the Moroccan centime.