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Kuwait , 20 Phils coin 1961 very fine, Last year of Protectorate (1899-1961) of the British Empire, Only year of mint 2,000,000

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The Sheikhdom of Kuwait (Arabic: ‎ Mshkha al-Kuwayt) was a Sheikhdom which gained independence from the Emirate of Al Hasa in the year 1752. The Sheikhdom became a British protectorate between 1899 and 1961 after the Anglo-Kuwaiti agreement of 1899 was signed between Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah and the British government in India due to severe threats to Kuwait's independence from the Ottoman Empire.
1961 June - Kuwait becomes independent with the end of the British protectorate; the sheikh becomes an emir. The country joins the Arab League. Iraq renews claims that Kuwait is part of its territory but backs down after British military intervention.
Year 1380 (1961)
Calendar Islamic
Value 20 Fils
0.02  KWD = 0.044 GBP
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20 mm


Dhow, a traditional arab boat sailing to the left. Dates according to the Gregorian and Hegire calenders below.

Lettering: date 1961


Value in a circle, name of the country around.




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