Saturday, January 7, 2017

Jordan ¼ Dinar 1977 - H.M King Hussein bin Talal - Silver Jubilee

Jordan ¼ Dinar 1977 - The Silver Jubilee

25th Anniversary of the Accession to The Throne

                     Nominal Value 
   Mintage    Year
               1/4 Dinar
  34 mm
   200.000    1977


The coin commemorates the Silver Jubilee (25 years reign) of His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal - the ruler of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The ceremony took place in 1977 and lasted from May to November. The program had a number of events as the anniversary of the Day of Independence, the Great Arab Revolution, the Arabization of the Jordanian army,  the king's accession to the throne and King's birthday.

On the obverse you can see the head of King Hussein in the center of the emblem. The crown symbolizes the monarch system. Wing, on which is placed a crown symbolizes the Hashemite throne.

On the back you can find famous Petra a historic town and archaeological site in southern Jordan. The city is known for its architecture and water pipe system rock.  In 1977 there was also the anniversary of the 25 years Nation Bulilding and progress. I believe that is the reason why  we see Petra on the reverse.

In 1977 there was another Silver Jubilee - The 25 reign of  Queen Elizaberh II.

Source: / own/ Structures of authority : a sociopolitical account of architectural and urban programs in Amman, Jordan (1953-1999) by  Read Al Tal - 2006 /