Mohammed VI is the current king of Morocco. He was born on August 21, 1963 in Rabat, Morocco to King Hassan II and Princess Lalla Latifa. After his father’s (King Hassan II) death in 1999, he immediately became king. Around this time new, other young leaders in the Arab world also took power, replacing older generations and bringing a newer and more open leadership to their countries.

King Hassan II with Mohammed VI | Source: Wikipedia

Mohammed VI is known as one of Africa’s most influential politicians due to his efforts to improve relations between Morocco’s Arab and Berber culture and language. He has helped bring about significant reforms within Moroccan politics including bringing forth new laws regarding human rights issues such as women’s rights as well as addressing issues regarding government corruption. He has done much for his country and has brought about economic growth and prosperity as well as increased international recognition for his nation.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco | Source: Maroc.MA

King Mohammed VI is highly regarded in Morocco and for this reason he is featured on various banknotes and coins. Let’s look at some numismatic products which feature the king. Morocco 20 Dirhams polymer banknote, 2019. It commemorates the 20th anniversary of the enthronement of King Mohammed VI. The front side shows his portrait along with Moroccos coat of arms. Meanwhile, the back shows some of the major developments completed under the said king’s reign, including the Al Buraq high-speed train, the Mohammed VI bridge, the NOOR 3 solar power plant in Ouarzazate, and the Mohammed VI satellite.

Morocco 20 Dirhams | 2019 | Source: Banknote World

Morocco 50 Dirhams Banknote, 2009. There were four million notes issued by the Bank Al-Maghrib to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Central Bank. It is a green banknote, and its obverse side shows an OVI crown and the portraits of King Mohammed VI, King Hassan II, and King Mohammed V. Its reverse side shows stars, the Al-Maghrib headquarters building in Rabat, and a microprint of the speech delivered by King Mohammed V at the opening of the bank.

Morocco 50 Dirhams | 2009 | Source: Banknote World

Morocco 250 Dirham Silver Proof Coin, 2023. This is a non-circulating commemorative coin issued to celebrate the 24th enthronement of King Mohammed VI. It is a silver proof coin that weighs 28.28 g and has a diameter of 38.61 mm. Its obverse side shows the effigy of His Majesty. Its reverse side features the national coat of arms. The coin comes in a special coin box with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Bank Al-Maghrib.

Morocco 250 Dirham Silver Proof Coin | 2023 | Source: Banknote World

Morocco 10 Centimes – 10 Dirhams 6 Pieces Coin Set, 2011. The denominations included are 10 Centimes, 20 Centimes, 1/2 Dinar, 1 Dinar, 5 Dinars, and 10 Dinars. The coins feature King Mohammed VI as well as the Moroccan coat of arms as well as national monuments, in addition to flora and fauna.

Morocco 10 Centimes – 10 Dirhams, 6 Piece Coin Set | 2011 | Source: Banknote World

Sources:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Peter-the-Great

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_VI_of_Morocco

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