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Featured in the center of the coin's [[obverse]] is a {{wp|en|Dracaena cinnabari|Socotra dragon blood tree}} (''{{wsp|Dracaena cinnabari}}''), a distinctive species of {{wp|en|dragon tree}} native to the {{wp|en|Socotra}} archipelago of Yemen. Known in {{wp|en|Arabic language|Arabic}} as the "brothers' blood tree", the plant is known for its {{wp|Dragon's blood|crimson red}} {{wp|en|resin}}, which has been used in certain {{wp|en|dye}}s and {{wp|en|medicine}}s since ancient times. On the 2004 coin, the illustration of the tree is displayed inside the brass colored center, whereas on the 2006 piece, it is enclosed within a solid circular boundary. Coins from 2004 feature the caption "{{RTL|سقطرى شجرة الأخوين}}" ({{wp|en|Romanization of Arabic|Romanized}}: ''Suquṭra šajara al-aḵawaīn''), which literally translates as "Socotra brothers' tree", in the stainless steel ring, with "{{RTL|سقطرى}}" (''Suquṭra'') printed counterclockwise from the upper right to left peripheries, and the remaining words written clockwise from the lower right to lower left rims. A slightly modified "{{RTL|سقطرى شجرة دم الأخوين}}" (''Suquṭra šajara dam al-aḵawaīn''), meaning "Socotra brothers' blood tree", is used on the 2006 piece, appearing in the same positions as on the 2004 piece, with some space added for the word "{{RTL|دم}}" (''dam''). On both types, two large circular points, one at each side of the obverse, separate the two parts of the legend.
 
Featured in the center of the coin's [[obverse]] is a {{wp|en|Dracaena cinnabari|Socotra dragon blood tree}} (''{{wsp|Dracaena cinnabari}}''), a distinctive species of {{wp|en|dragon tree}} native to the {{wp|en|Socotra}} archipelago of Yemen. Known in {{wp|en|Arabic language|Arabic}} as the "brothers' blood tree", the plant is known for its {{wp|Dragon's blood|crimson red}} {{wp|en|resin}}, which has been used in certain {{wp|en|dye}}s and {{wp|en|medicine}}s since ancient times. On the 2004 coin, the illustration of the tree is displayed inside the brass colored center, whereas on the 2006 piece, it is enclosed within a solid circular boundary. Coins from 2004 feature the caption "{{RTL|سقطرى شجرة الأخوين}}" ({{wp|en|Romanization of Arabic|Romanized}}: ''Suquṭra šajara al-aḵawaīn''), which literally translates as "Socotra brothers' tree", in the stainless steel ring, with "{{RTL|سقطرى}}" (''Suquṭra'') printed counterclockwise from the upper right to left peripheries, and the remaining words written clockwise from the lower right to lower left rims. A slightly modified "{{RTL|سقطرى شجرة دم الأخوين}}" (''Suquṭra šajara dam al-aḵawaīn''), meaning "Socotra brothers' blood tree", is used on the 2006 piece, appearing in the same positions as on the 2004 piece, with some space added for the word "{{RTL|دم}}" (''dam''). On both types, two large circular points, one at each side of the obverse, separate the two parts of the legend.
   
The coin's face value is written in Arabic at the top center of the coin's [[reverse]], inside a solid circular boundary. On pieces from 2004 the value is rendered as "{{RTL|ريال ٢٠}}"‎ (''20 Riyāl''), whereas on 2006 coins it is written as "{{RTL|ريالاً ٢٠}}‎ (''20 Riyālān''). On both pieces, the value and following word are printed on separate lines, and the numeral is shown in slightly larger print. The {{wp|en|English language|English}} equivalent of this value, "20 RIALS", is engraved in smaller font below the Arabic, curved along the inside of the aforementioned border. Printed at the coin's left rim, outside the boundary, is the {{wp|en|Gregorian calendar|Gregorian}} year of minting, either "{{RTL|٢٠٠٤}}" (2004) or "{{RTL|٢٠٠٦}}" (2006). It is followed by a "{{RTL|مـ}}" (''{{wp|en|Mem#Arabic mīm|mīm}}'') for "{{RTL|ميلادية}}" (''Mīlādīyyah''), which is often used in Arabic to denote Gregorian dates. Written at the opposite site of the reverse is the equivalent {{wp|en|Islamic calendar|Islamic}} year, "{{RTL|١٤٢٥}}" (1425) or "{{RTL|١٤٢٧}}" (1427), followed by a "{{RTL|هـ}}" (''{{wp|en|He (letter)#Arabic hāʾ|hāʾ}}'') for "{{RTL|هجرية}}" (''Hijrīyyah''). In Arabic, such a letter is often appended to dates to signify the Islamic calendar. "{{RTL|البنك المركزي اليمني}}" (''al-Bank al-Markaziyy al-Yamaníyyun'') is engraved in a counterclockwise direction along the upper periphery of the coin, starting above the Islamic date and ending above the Gregorian year. Its English equivalent, "CENTRAL BANK OF YEMEN", is printed in the same direction at the bottom rim, commencing below the Gregorian date and concluding under the Islamic year. Both dates are separated from the two legends by lines extending from the rim to the border encircling the face value.
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The coin's face value is written in Arabic at the top center of the coin's [[reverse]], inside a solid circular boundary. On pieces from 2004 the value is rendered as "{{RTL|ريال ٢٠}}"‎ (''20 Riyāl''), whereas on 2006 coins it is written as "{{RTL|ريالاً ٢٠}}‎ (''20 Riyālān''). On both pieces, the value and following word are printed on separate lines, and the numeral is shown in slightly larger print. The {{wp|en|English language|English}} equivalent of this value, "20 RIALS", is engraved in smaller font below the Arabic, curved along the inside of the aforementioned border. Printed at the coin's left rim, outside the boundary, is the {{wp|en|Gregorian calendar|Gregorian}} year of minting, either "{{RTL|٢٠٠٤}}" (2004) or "{{RTL|٢٠٠٦}}" (2006). It is followed by a "{{RTL|مـ}}" (''{{wp|en|Mem#Arabic mīm|mīm}}'') for "{{RTL|ميلادية}}" (''Mīlādīyyah''), which is often used in Arabic to denote Gregorian dates. Written at the opposite site of the reverse is the equivalent {{wp|en|Islamic calendar|Islamic}} year, "{{RTL|١٤٢٥}}" (1425) or "{{RTL|١٤٢٧}}" (1427), followed by a "{{RTL|هـ}}" (''{{wp|en|He (letter)#Arabic hāʾ|hāʾ}}'') for "{{RTL|هجرية}}" (''Hijrīyyah''). In Arabic, such a letter is often appended to dates to signify the Islamic calendar. "{{RTL|البنك المركزي اليمني}}" (''al-Bank al-Markaziyy al-Yamaníyyun'') is engraved in a counterclockwise direction along the upper periphery of the coin, starting above the Islamic date and ending above the Gregorian year. Its English equivalent, "CENTRAL BANK OF YEMEN" is printed in the same direction at the bottom rim, commencing below the Gregorian date and concluding under the Islamic year. Both dates are separated from the two legends by lines extending from the rim to the border encircling the face value.
   
 
The total [[mintage]] of both types is currently unknown. Only [[business strike]]s of each are reported to exist.
 
The total [[mintage]] of both types is currently unknown. Only [[business strike]]s of each are reported to exist.
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