The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has issued commemorative coins to mark the inauguration of the Royal Opera House Muscat, as well as the Silver Jubilee of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The coins are legal tender for their face value, and may be purchased from the central bank. On the obverse side, the coins bear the Coat of Arms (khanjar), the name of the country (Sultanate of Oman), the name of the apex bank (Central Bank of Oman) and face value in Arabic and English. Images of the Royal Opera House are embossed on the reverse of some of the coins, while the rest have images of various musical instruments.
The first set consists of five single coins comprising one silver coin depicting an image of the Royal Opera House (priced at RO 27); three silver coins with images of various musical instruments (priced at RO 28 each); and one large silver coin with an embossed image of the Royal Opera House (priced at RO 59). Yet another series comprises a gold and silver coin set each illustrated with the image of the Royal Opera House (priced at RO 758), as well as a four-coin silver set with one of the coins featuring an image of the Opera House, and the other three days bearing illustrations of musical instruments (priced at RO 89). The silver coins (normal and large) are minted with a fineness of 0.999 silver, the gold coins boast a fineness of 0.916 gold. Coin diameters are 38.61mm (normal) and 75mm (large), while the weight per coin is set at 28.28 gms (normal) and 60 gms (large).Read More.