While online sales sites are full of offers for modern currencies under the name of antiques, many of which are originally 70 or 80 years old, “Al-Watan” monitored many offers dating back to the era of the third Saudi state, and they are sold at high prices by piece or by a package that includes a number of different currencies. Where an offer from the era of King Saud made up of (100 + 50 + 10 + 5 + 1) riyals reached 6000 riyals.
Halala for 350 riyals
While Halalas from the era of King Khalid were shown at 350 riyals, while from the era of King Abdulaziz, the value of one riyal reached 240 riyals, and one riyal from the era of King Saud was valued at 165 riyals, and one riyal from the era of King Faisal was valued at 70 riyals, and one riyal from the era of King Khalid would be sold at a value of 25 riyals. The riyal from the reign of King Fahd will be sold for 30 riyals. It is indicated that they are offered at very conflicting prices for a single currency of the same denomination and time period from one seller to another.
It is noteworthy that coins are offered at very conflicting prices for a single coin of the same denomination and time period from one seller to another.
Also, some advertisements for the sale of old coins do not bear the slightest credibility, as their publishers present the coin on the basis that it is from the era of King Khalid, but by carefully examining the coin, you will see that it belongs to the era of King Faisal.
Archaeological researcher Malik Al-Sulaimi believes that “there is a huge difference between the archaeological and heritage currency, and the main factor between them is the time difference…Unfortunately, a number of archaeological and heritage currencies are presented for sale and purchase on the electronic sales platforms and social networks, which are methods that violate the system of antiquities, museums and urban heritage issued by Royal Decree No. M. / 3 dated 9/1/1436.
Dr. Abdullah Basnell, a specialist in archeology and a faculty member at King Saud University, added that antiquities and artifacts belong to the state and may not be sold, traded, or held auctions for display and sale without official permission from the competent authority.
King Abdulaziz for 15 riyals
King Abdulaziz 50 riyals
King Khaled for 350 riyals
King Abdulaziz for 240 riyals
King Saud at 165
King Faisal at 70
King Khaled for 25
King Fahd for 30
From the reign of King Faisal, prices range between 70 and 300
From the reign of King Khaled, prices range between 140 and 170
From the reign of King Fahd between 70 and 100 on the Somme
– 100 + 50 + 10 + 5 + 1 riyals from the reign of King Khaled, their prices range between 500 and 600.
A bouquet from the era of King Saud consisting of 100 + 50 + 10 + 5 + 1 riyals sold for a value of 6000 riyals.