One of the key coins in the Iraq Kingdom series is the 20 Fils of 1933, which is also dated 1252 Hijra. The correct date is 1352, but a small quantity was made with error dies and is now highly sought after. As scarce as it is, this coin is even rarer when collectors factor in grade, as this coin is very seldom available in anything better than VF.
Below is an example of a the 20 Fils, one with the correct Hijra date and the other with the error variety:
The NGC census shows 6 examples graded with the error date. The breakdown is as follows:
- F – 2 examples;
- VF – 2 examples;
- AU53 – 1 example; and
- AU58 – 1 example, which is currently in our collection.
Incidentally, we handled most if not all of the above examples. PCGS lists none in their population report.