Yemen 5-FILS (KM4)
Yemen 5-FILS (KM4)

Yemen 5-FILS (KM4) Spiny Lobster

This coin was minted in 1973 and 1984 only (this example is 1973) during the Peoples Democratic Republic phase (after the Yemen Arab Republic and Yemen Republic, but before the Yemen Republic... that's right, there was a "Yemen Republic" before and after the period of this coinage).

Obviously this hard to find coin has traveled well in the pockets of Yemeni people. The Spiny Lobster (aka Rock Lobster) is one of many lobster species found in the area.

Special thanks to Maria for obtaining this coin for me. With its addition to the Coin Zoo, it brought a new country entry, and also completed that entry since this is the one and only animal coin that I know of from Yemen.


  • Diameter: 23.2 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum
  • CAT#: KM4

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