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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is an agency of the [[United Nations]] founded in [[1945]] that is devoted to defeating {{wp|en|world hunger}}. In commemoration of this institution, the Republic of the Maldives authorized the production of special 5 and [[Maldivian 20 rufiyaa coin|20]] rufiyaa coins in 1977 with the FAO as their central themes. Commissioned to produce both was the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales, which is also responsible for the manufacture of Maldivian [[circulation]] pieces. The 5 rufiyaa coin of 1977 is composed of a [[cupronickel]] alloy, and has a mass of 19.2 grams and a diameter of approximately 36 millimeters. It bears [[medallic alignment]] and a reeded [[edge]], and like most coins, is round in [[shape]].
 
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is an agency of the [[United Nations]] founded in [[1945]] that is devoted to defeating {{wp|en|world hunger}}. In commemoration of this institution, the Republic of the Maldives authorized the production of special 5 and [[Maldivian 20 rufiyaa coin|20]] rufiyaa coins in 1977 with the FAO as their central themes. Commissioned to produce both was the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales, which is also responsible for the manufacture of Maldivian [[circulation]] pieces. The 5 rufiyaa coin of 1977 is composed of a [[cupronickel]] alloy, and has a mass of 19.2 grams and a diameter of approximately 36 millimeters. It bears [[medallic alignment]] and a reeded [[edge]], and like most coins, is round in [[shape]].
   
Displayed in the center of the [[obverse]] is the {{wp|en|Emblem of Maldives|emblem of the Maldives}} &ndash; which consists of a {{wp|en|coconut palm}} (''{{wsp|Cocos nucifera}}'') and {{wp|en|Islam|Islamic}} {{wp|en|star and crescent}} between two {{wp|en|Flag of the Maldives|Maldivian flags}} on thin poles, and above a {{wp|en|scroll}} containing the {{wp|en|Arabic language|Arabic}} "{{RTL|الدولة المحلديبية}}" ({{wp|en|Romanization of Arabic|Romanized}}: ''Ad-Dawlat Al-Mahaldheebiyya''; {{wp|en|English language|English}}: "State of the Mahal Dibayat"<ref group="N">"State of the Mahal Dibayat" is a name that was given to the Maldives by medieval Arab travelers.</ref>) in {{wp|en|Naskh (script)|naskh}} style. The English state title of the Maldives, "REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES", is inscribed along the upper rim of the piece, extending in a clockwise direction from the left to right sides of the obverse. Underneath the Maldivian emblem, at the bottom of the piece, is the Islamic Hijri date "{{RTL|١٣٩٧}}" (1397) in {{wp|en|Eastern Arabic numerals}}, followed by its Gregorian equivalent "1977" in {{wp|en|Western Arabic numerals|Western Arabic numbers}}. Separating both of the dates is a small dash. The [[reverse]] of the piece features in its center a {{wp|en|dogtooth tuna}} (''{{wsp|Gymnosarda unicolor}}''), often described as a "{{wp|en|bonito}} fish", which is often caught and consumed for food on the Maldives. Arched in a counterclockwise direction along the upper periphery of the coin, above the illustration of the fish, is the {{wp|en|Maldivian language|Maldivian}} text "{{RTL|އިންސާނުންނަށް މިތުރު ކާނާ}}" ({{wp|en|Romanization of Maldivian|Romanized}}: ''Insaamummash mituru kaanaa''), which roughly translates to {{wp|en|English language|English}} as "more food for mankind". This text commences at the upper right boundary of the piece and concludes at the top left. The face value "5 {{RTL|ރުފިޔާ}}" (''fas rufiyaa'') is engraved on two lines below the fish, the numeral printed in a significantly larger font than the word "{{RTL|ރުފިޔާ}}" (''rufiyaa''). The English equivalent of the aforementioned "{{RTL|އިންސާނުންނަށް މިތުރު ކާނާ}}" (''Insaamummash mituru kaanaa'') &ndash; "MORE FOOD FOR MANKIND" &ndash; is inscribed in a counterclockwise direction along the bottom periphery of the piece. Both the obverse and reverse rims are raised and decorated with a dentillated border.
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Displayed in the center of the [[obverse]] is the {{wp|en|Emblem of Maldives|emblem of the Maldives}} &ndash; which consists of a {{wp|en|coconut palm}} (''[[wikispecies:Cocos nucifera|Cocos nucifera]]'') and {{wp|en|Islam|Islamic}} {{wp|en|star and crescent}} between two {{wp|en|Flag of the Maldives|Maldivian flags}} on thin poles, and above a {{wp|en|scroll}} containing the {{wp|en|Arabic language|Arabic}} "{{RTL|الدولة المحلديبية}}" ({{wp|en|Romanization of Arabic|Romanized}}: ''Ad-Dawlat Al-Mahaldheebiyya''; {{wp|en|English language|English}}: "State of the Mahal Dibayat"<ref group="N">"State of the Mahal Dibayat" is a name that was given to the Maldives by medieval Arab travelers.</ref>) in {{wp|en|Naskh (script)|naskh}} style. The English state title of the Maldives, "REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES", is inscribed along the upper rim of the piece, extending in a clockwise direction from the left to right sides of the obverse. Underneath the Maldivian emblem, at the bottom of the piece, is the Islamic Hijri date "{{RTL|١٣٩٧}}" (1397) in {{wp|en|Eastern Arabic numerals}}, followed by its Gregorian equivalent "1977" in {{wp|en|Western Arabic numerals|Western Arabic numbers}}. Separating both of the dates is a small dash. The [[reverse]] of the piece features in its center a {{wp|en|dogtooth tuna}} (''[[wikispecies:Gymnosarda unicolor|Gymnosarda unicolor]]''), often described as a "{{wp|en|bonito}} fish", which is often caught and consumed for food on the Maldives. Arched in a counterclockwise direction along the upper periphery of the coin, above the illustration of the fish, is the {{wp|en|Maldivian language|Maldivian}} text "{{RTL|އިންސާނުންނަށް މިތުރު ކާނާ}}" ({{wp|en|Romanization of Maldivian|Romanized}}: ''Insaamummash mituru kaanaa''), which roughly translates to {{wp|en|English language|English}} as "more food for mankind". This text commences at the upper right boundary of the piece and concludes at the top left. The face value "5 {{RTL|ރުފިޔާ}}" (''fas rufiyaa'') is engraved on two lines below the fish, the numeral printed in a significantly larger font than the word "{{RTL|ރުފިޔާ}}" (''rufiyaa''). The English equivalent of the aforementioned "{{RTL|އިންސާނުންނަށް މިތުރު ކާނާ}}" (''Insaamummash mituru kaanaa'') &ndash; "MORE FOOD FOR MANKIND" &ndash; is inscribed in a counterclockwise direction along the bottom periphery of the piece. Both the obverse and reverse rims are raised and decorated with a dentillated border.
   
 
Only approximately 15,000 examples of the coin were produced.
 
Only approximately 15,000 examples of the coin were produced.

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