H.E. Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri, Governor of CBUAE, stated: “It is very important to commemorate the Zayed Centenary and recognise his essential contribution to the rise and progress of the UAE. H.E. also added: “These commemorative editions reflect the spirit of the UAE’s and highlight the people’s loyalty to its founding father.”
The Central Bank will issue 5000 silver commemorative coins weighing 60 grams. The front side of the coin will feature the logo and the “Year of Zayed - 1918-2018”, while the back side will have the phrase “Commemorative Coin” and the nominal value of “100 Dirhams”.
The Central Bank will also put in circulation commemorative Dirhams. The back side of the coin will feature the “Year of Zayed 1918-2018” while the front-side of the coin will remain unchanged.
The silver commemorative coin will be available for sale at the Central Bank Main Office and Branches, while the commemorative Dirham coin and the special edition of the AED 100 Bank Note will be introduced into circulation as per the regular established procedures.