KUWAIT: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has issued commemorative coins to mark the first anniversary of the UN honoring of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a “Humanitarian Leader” in 2014, CBK Governor Dr Mohammad Al-Hashel said. The award by the UN was presented to HH the Amir in recognition of his contributions to alleviating the suffering of people around the world, his support and efforts regarding humanitarian causes and promoting amicable resolution of disputes, Hashel said in a press statement yesterday.
As such, the issuance of these coins reflects the pride of every Kuwaiti citizen that Kuwait is placed firmly on the global map of countries undertaking such work, being designated a “Global Humanitarian Center,” he added. The face of the new commemorative coins carries the inscription “A Commemorative Issue for the Naming of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a Humanitarian Leader by the United Nations” in Arabic around the periphery and a portrait of the Amir surrounded by decorative motifs, Hashel explained.
The reverse has the same inscription in English, in addition to decorative circular designs that contain the official logos of Kuwait and the UN, and the inscription “Central Bank of Kuwait”, besides other designs. In line with worldwide standards, coins are minted with a diameter of 38.61 mm, the governor said. He added that this special commemorative issue includes gold, gold-plated and silver coins with face values of KD 100, KD 10 and KD 5 each.
Details of how the public are able to purchase the coins will be announced by the CBK in due course. Hashel concluded by expressing his pride on the issuance of the new commemorative coins, “embodying a memorable occasion that will remain in the minds of Kuwaitis for all time”. Hashel earlier met HH the Amir at Bayan Palace and offered him the commemorative coins. – KUNA