1968-2001 | 2014



1/4 Dinar, (2014)

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Front: Liberation Tower

The Liberation Tower, a massive 372-meter structure, is the second tallest structure in Kuwait. Construction of the tower commenced before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. It was meant to be called The Kuwait Telecommunications Tower. Upon completion in 1993, the tower was renamed the Liberation Tower, symbolizing Kuwait's liberation from Iraq.

Back: A traditional wooden Kuwaiti door; A plaster carving; The first Kuwaiti coin used locally

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Liberation Tower

Liberation Tower

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1/2 Dinar, (2014)

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Front: The Kuwait Towers

The Kuwait Towers are a group of three slender towers in Kuwait City. They were officially inaugurated on 26 February 1977 and are rated as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait.

Back: Hawksbill sea turtle; The silver pomfret (Al Zubaidi), Kuwait's most popular fish

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Kuwait Towers

Kuwait Towers

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1 Dinar, (2014)

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Front: The Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the country as well as a symbol of Kuwait's Islamic identity

Back: A real-life illustration of an iconic column, one of the many influences of ancient Greece's civilization that swept across and settled in Kuwait's island of Failaka

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The Grand Mosque

The Grand Mosque

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5 Dinars, (2014)

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Front: The new Central Bank of Kuwait Headquarters

Back: A Tanker; Oil refinery

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The Central Bank of Kuwait

Central Bank of Kuwait

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10 Dinars, (2014)

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Front: Kuwait National Assembly Building

Back: A seated camel dressed regally in a traditional sadu saddle; Falcon

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Kuwait National Assembly Building

Kuwait National Assembly Building

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20 Dinars, (2014)

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Front: Seif Palace in Kuwait City, Kuwait

The Palace is a symbol of sovereignty and ruling power to all of Kuwait's erstwhile rulers where the country's affairs are administered. Its best-known feature is the watch tower, covered in blue tiles and with a roof plated in pure gold.

Back: The Boom, the largest and most popular traditional Kuwaiti dhow

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Seif Palace

Seif Palace

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Kuwait, located on the Arabian Peninsula at the northwestern corner of the Persian Gulf, was a British protectorate. Became an independent constitutional monarchy in 1961. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Kuwait.




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