Face value: 2000 Francs CFA. Minted by the Saint-Petersburg Mint, Russia. Very scarce and difficult to find anywhere. This coin is Brand New - comes with the original mint capsule, display box, COA. The Kaaba (Arabic "The Cube") is a cuboid building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
It is the most sacred site in Islam. It is considered the "House of God" and has a similar role as the Tabernacle and Holy of Holies in Judaism and Christianity. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba when performing salat (prayer).
From any point in the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the qibla. So coin is very interesting - dedicated to Masjid al-Haram also called the Sacred Mosque, and the Grand Mosque or Great Mosque of Mecca, is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam's holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing obligatory daily prayers.One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so, including circumambulation of the Kaaba. Great gift and Fantastic collector's item. We are professional coin dealer and sell world coins over 20 years. Take a look at my other lots maybe you will find something that interests you.
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