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===Millennium coin (2000)===
 
===Millennium coin (2000)===
[[File:Maldives 5 rufiyaa 2000.png|220px|right|thumb|2000 coin commemorating the new millennium]]
 
 
The Gregorian calendar, which begins in [[1|1 AD]] on the traditionally reckoned year of the {{wp|en|Annunciation|conception}} or {{wp|en|Nativity of Jesus|birth}} of {{wp|en|Jesus}}, was adopted as an official calendar of the Maldives in [[1959]].<ref group=N>Per [http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_calendar.shtml this], both the Gregorian and Islamic calendars are used on the Maldives.</ref> At the start of the calendar's [[3rd millennium]] in [[2000]], the Maldives Monetary Authority called upon the Royal Mint to strike a series of 5, 20, and [[Maldivian 100 rufiyaa coin|100]] rufiyaa coins to celebrate the occasion. These were then sold to collectors via the MMA. The 5 rufiyaa piece of the series is composed of cupronickel, weighs approximately 31.47 grams, and measures 30 millimeters in width and height. It has medallic alignment and a reeded edge. The piece is {{wp|en|Equilateral|equilaterally}} {{wp|en|quadrilateral}}, oriented with the angles at the coin's top, bottom, and sides (similar to a square diamond).
 
The Gregorian calendar, which begins in [[1|1 AD]] on the traditionally reckoned year of the {{wp|en|Annunciation|conception}} or {{wp|en|Nativity of Jesus|birth}} of {{wp|en|Jesus}}, was adopted as an official calendar of the Maldives in [[1959]].<ref group=N>Per [http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_calendar.shtml this], both the Gregorian and Islamic calendars are used on the Maldives.</ref> At the start of the calendar's [[3rd millennium]] in [[2000]], the Maldives Monetary Authority called upon the Royal Mint to strike a series of 5, 20, and [[Maldivian 100 rufiyaa coin|100]] rufiyaa coins to celebrate the occasion. These were then sold to collectors via the MMA. The 5 rufiyaa piece of the series is composed of cupronickel, weighs approximately 31.47 grams, and measures 30 millimeters in width and height. It has medallic alignment and a reeded edge. The piece is {{wp|en|Equilateral|equilaterally}} {{wp|en|quadrilateral}}, oriented with the angles at the coin's top, bottom, and sides (similar to a square diamond).
   
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