ABU DHABI // The Central Bank of the UAE has issued a new silver coin to mark Commemoration Day.
The special coin is part of #The_UAE_Remembers campaign, launched by the Martyrs Families Affairs Office to provide a platform for members of society to express their gratitude and pride in the sacrifices made by the country’s heroes to maintain the UAE’s freedom, sovereignty and security.
“Launching The UAE Remembers campaign is a step that seeks to include everyone in the UAE - citizens and residents alike - in the collective expression of pride and gratitude to the UAE’s heroes for their sacrifices,” said Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Director of The Martyrs Families Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.
“Issuing this commemorative coin reiterates our commitment to immortalising these sacrifices that were instrumental in writing our country’s history. The coin serves as a memento of this critical period in our history as we carry on in our endeavours to build a bright future for the next generations.”
The Central Bank will issue 10,000 of the coins, with a face value of Dh100 each. With a 60-millimetre diameter, the coins weigh 60 grams and are made of an alloy that is 92.5 per cent silver and 7.5 per cent copper.
The coins will be available at the Central Bank’s head office in Abu Dhabi and Dubai branch at a price of Dh350.
The coins carry the official emblem of Commemoration Day - an image depicting three soldiers of the UAE Armed Forces; the soldier standing in the middle proudly raises the national flag.
The reverse bears the UAE Coat of Arms surrounded by the country’s name in English and Arabic, as well as the date of Commemoration Day - 30th November, reported Wam, the state news agency.