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Do Fatimid Coins Appreciate?

As hard as it is to give a specific appreciation rate for Fatimid coins as their value can fluctuate depending on various factors such as rarity, condition, historical significance, and demand.

However, generally speaking, Fatimid coins can be considered a valuable addition to any collection due to their historical significance, rarity and aesthetic value.

Some of the most sought-after Fatimid coins are the gold dinars, which were minted during the early period of the Fatimid Caliphate. These coins are considered to be of high quality, with intricate designs and calligraphy.

They are also very rare, which increases their value. The example is this Al-Mahdi coin minted only four years after the foundation of the Caliphate in Kairouan (Tunisia) in 913 AD.

On the other hand, silver and bronze Fatimid coins are less valuable than their gold counterparts but still have a good appreciation rate. They are also relatively rare and have historical significance, which can make them a good investment.

It's important to note that the coin market is subject to fluctuations and it's hard to predict the future appreciation rate of Fatimid coins. However, over time, as the number of collectors and enthusiasts of Fatimid coinage increase, the value of these coins might also appreciate.

It's also important to mention that the authenticity and condition of the coin can greatly affect its value. Coins that are in poor condition or are not authentic can be worth significantly less than those that are in good condition and are verified as authentic.


  • "The Coinage of the Fatimid Caliphate" by Martin Brett. Published in 1991.

  • "Islamic Coins: An Introduction" by Michael L. Bates. Published in 2019.

  • "Fatimid Coins: A Study of their Monetary Systems" by Ahmed M. El-Naggar. Published in 1971.

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