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1 Sultani - 926AH (1520 AD)
Art-150 - 3,70 g - 19.1 mm
This coin was issued by Sulayman I in the Ottoman province of MISR (the Arabic name for Egypt). The obverse has the Arabic legend for Sultan Sulayman Shah b. Selim Khan and states that it was minted at Misr (only part of the date shows). The reverse has the legend "darib al nadir/sahib al-'izz wa'l-nasr/fi al barr wa'l-bahr" (to --/lord may he have victory/in the land and in the sea).
1 Zeri Mahbub - 1187AH Year 2 (1774 AD)
KM-127 - 2,50 g - 22.8 mm
This coin was issued by Sultan Abdul Hamid I. The obverse has the Arabic legend meaning Sultan of the two continents and Khaqan of the two seas, the Sultan son of Sultan. The Regnal Year 2 is above the final character N on the third line. The reverse has the Arabic legend Sultan/ Abd al Hamid--- /May his victory be glorious it was minted in/Egypt year 1187.
100 Qirsh - 1844
- 8,54 g
- 22 mm
- 22 mm
Edge - Reeded
The obverse features the toughra of Abdul Mejid, the Ottoman Turkish ruler. Below the toughra is the demonination in Arabic 100 Qirsh. The reverse has the regnal year 4 at the top. It was minted in MISR (the Arabic name for Egypt) and the accession year of 1255. This is the beaded border variety.
100 Qirsh - 1854
- 8,54 g
The obverse features the toughra of Abdul Mejid, the Ottoman Turkish ruler. Below the toughra is the demonination in Arabic 100 Qirsh. The reverse has the regnal year 15 at the top. It was minted in MISR (the Arabic name for Egypt) and the accession year of 1255. This is the toothed border variety.
100 Piastres - 1916AD-1335AH
KM-324 - 8,50 g
This coin was issued under the name of Sultan Hussein Kamil (b1953-d1917) who was appointed Khedive of Egypt under British occupation during World War I. The obverse features the denomination in Arabic at the top with an Arabic inscription under. Below that is the denomination in French. This is surrounded by a wheat sheaf wreath with the date 1916 at the bottom left and 1335 at bottom right. The reverse has an Arabic inscription with the accession date 1333 at the bottom, all surrounded by a wreath of wheat sheaves.
20 Piastres - 1923
KM-338 - 1,70 g
Mintage - 65.000
The obverse features the profile of King Fuad, The reverse has a toughra in the center with the dates 1923 and 1341 and the denomination 20 piastres in Arabic around the edge.
20 Piastres - 1930
KM-341 - 1,70 g
Mintage - unknown
The obverse features the profile of King Fuad, The reverse has a toughra in the center with the dates 1930 and 1349 and the denomination 20 piastres in Arabic around the edge.
100 Piastres - 1938
KM-372 - 8,50 g
mm - Rose Gold
Mintage - 5.000
The obverse features the profile of King Farouk, second to the last royal ruler of Egypt. The reverse has Arabic legends and the date 1938 and 1307 (AD and AH). The coin was issued to celebrate Farouk's wedding.
UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC
£1 - 1970
KM-372 - 8,00 g - 24.2 mm
Edge - Reeded
Mintage - 3.000
The obverse features the profile of President Abdul Gamal Nasser. Col. Nasser led the military revolt which deposed King Farouk and established a republic. He nationalised the Suez Canal in 1956 which led to war with the West. The reverse has Arabic legends and the date 1970 and 1390 (AD and AH). The coin was issued to commemorate the death of Pres. Nasser (1918-1970).
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