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50 Rials 2010, Oman

in Krause book Number: 47
Years of issue: 02.2012
Signatures: Sultan of Oman: Sultan Qaboos bin Said
Serie: 40th National Day 1970-2010
Specimen of: 2010
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 174 х 76
Printer: Giesecke und Devrient GmbH, Muenchen

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50 Rials 2010




The Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Al Said and denomination 50.


50 Rials 2010

Qaboos bin Said Al Said Qaboos bin Said Al Said

Qaboos bin Said Al Said ( قابوس بن سعيد آل سعيد‎, born 18 November 1940, Salalah, Oman, dies 10 January 2020) was the Sultan of Oman and its Dependencies. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. He is the 14th-generation descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Sa'idi dynasty.

By combining the Imamat of Oman and the Muscat Sultanate in a single state, the Sultan then, with the support of Great Britain and Shah's Iran, managed to defeat the insurgency in Dhofar. In November 1996, Sultan Qaboos signed the first Basic Law (Constitution) of Oman.

ministry finance

Centered is Ministry of Finance and Economy building, in Muscat.

Information about the building will be added as soon as I will get it. An inquiry was sent to Muscat, Oman.

Left of building are 2 parts of the image (the other 2 parts on the reverse). When viewing a banknote, the images merges into the crown.

emblem of Oman

In top right corner is the national emblem of Oman (شعار سلطنة عمان‎). It is an insignia consisting of a khanjar inside its sheath that is superimposed upon two crossed swords. Adopted in the XVIII century as the badge of the Omani royal family, it subsequently became the national emblem of the Sultanate of Oman. The emblem is featured at the canton on the Flag of Oman.

The national emblem was first designed in the mid-18th century, when it was adopted as the royal crest of the Al Said dynasty. Its usage was expanded when it subsequently became the national emblem of the sultanate. This occurred during the reign of either Faisal bin Turki (1888-1913) or Taimur bin Feisal (1913-1932). The emblem was later incorporated onto the canton of the country's national flag in 1970. Moreover, in order to distinguish "directly royal entities" and create a distinct symbol for these organizations, a crown was added to the top of the national emblem. This modified insignia is utilized on the badges of all branches of Sultan's Armed Forces, including the Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Guard, and Royal Oman Police - among many others.

According to the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the khanjar - along with the two crossed swords - symbolize the historic weapons utilized by the people of Oman. They are attached together by an embellished horse-bit at the center. The khanjar itself is a national symbol of the sultanate, and is still worn by Omani men as a "ceremonial dagger" for formal occasions. It is a ceremonial dagger with its abundantly decorated sheath, traditionally made of rhinonoceros-horn, highly appreciated in the arab world and for that reason contributes substantially to the extinction of the rhinoceros in Africa.

central bank

Varifeye thread and windowed security thread with demetallized "50 RIALS". In big hologram window is the Central Bank of Oman headquarters building, in Muscat.


In lower left corner is the green Royal crown of Oman.


On right side is Mirani Fort.

Fort Al Mirani, like its twin fort Al Jalali, is located in the harbor of the Old City of Muscat.

It is also called Fort Al Gharbia, and before that the fort wore, according to rumors, the Portuguese name "Mirante", which means "Admiral". At the foot of the hill was built a large dock, and visitors today can view the fortification only from the outside.

It was built by the Portuguese in the late XVI century to protect the harbor after Muscat was twice looted by Ottoman troops. During the civil wars in the first half of the XVIII century. The fort was twice captured by the Persians, after which it was subjected to substantial restructuring.

Denominations are in three corners, in words centered.


50 Rials 2010


Commemorative issue. It was made to commemorate the 40th National Day.

18 of November is the National day of Oman, as well as birthday of Sultan Qaboos. The National Day Is celebrated every year in honor of His Majesty's accession to the throne, in 1970.

Thats why on banknote is commemorative logo of 40th National Day.

cabinet house

Left of center is the Cabinet building in Muscat. Information about the building will be added as soon as I will get it. An inquiry was sent to Muscat, Oman.


Right of center is the Ministry of Commerce and Industry building (MoCI) in Muscat. Information about the building will be added as soon as I will get it. An inquiry was sent to Muscat, Oman.

Denominations in numerals are in top corners. In words and numeral at the bottom, centered.