ANCIENT COIN COLLECTORS GUILD

Morocco

March 12, 2022 11:28 PM | Sue McGovern-Huffman (Administrator)

Effective Date: January 15, 2021

Source: 86 Fed. Reg. 6562—6566 (Jan. 21, 2021).

The Designated List is as follows:

10. Coins—This category includes coins of Numidian, Mauretanian, Greek/Punic, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and Medieval Spanish types that circulated primarily in Morocco, ranging in date from the fifth century B.C. to A.D. 1750. Coins were made in copper, bronze, silver, and gold. Examples may be square or round, have writing, and show imagery of animals, buildings, symbols, or royal figures.

Comment: This designated list is peculiar because other than some bronze coins of the Mauritanian Kingdom struck at Lix and Roman Provincial issues of cities of Tingis (Tangier), Lix, and Tamuda, no Numidian, Mauritanian, Greek/Punic, Roman, Byzantine, and Medieval Spanish coins “primarily circulated” there. Instead, the only coins most associated with Morocco are Islamic ones struck within the confines of modern-day Morocco like Marrakesh, Fez, Misknash, Nul, Sijilmasa, Tangier, Cueta, Aghmar, Sala and Bani Tavula. As large gold issues were struck there, it is also debatable whether such coins “primarily circulated” within Morocco or not.


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