Years ago (maybe 15), my grandfather gave me this coin and I have no idea what it is or where it came from. Can anyone help? I'm pretty sure it came from the Middle East (he did a lot of work there for the US government way back when).
According to Jamila's Coins and Notes Collection blog, this is a modern iraqi coin from 1981. Here's a photo showing the front and back of that coin:
I've found it on on Jamila's blog, with an overview of iraqi coins. There, it's described as follows:
IRAQ - 10 Fils (Year 1981) (AH 1401)
Description: Under President: Saddam Hussein (16 Jul 1979 - 09 Apr 2003)
Obverse: Plantation of Date Palms, Year of English era on left and Arabic Era on right.
Reverse: 10 Fulus (in arabic) above two leaves.
Composition: Steel. Edge: Plain.