The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates announced the issuance of commemorative silver coins to celebrate the commercial operation of the first Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. By issuing these commemorative coins, the Central Bank seeks to shed light on the special historical achievement of the first station in Barakah, which has become the largest single source of electricity in the UAE. The state aims to maintain sustainable economic growth and promote comprehensive development through the production of electricity free of carbon emissions around the clock.
The Central Bank will issue 500 silver coins, each weighing 40 grams. The front face of the coin includes a drawing of the first station in Barakah, with the name of the Barakah stations written in both Arabic and English. The reverse side of the coin includes the emblem of the United Arab Emirates and the name of the Central Bank in both Arabic and English. All coins will be handed over to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, the owner and developer of the plants. The coins will not be available for sale at the headquarters of the Central Bank and its branches.