The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, the massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. It is located in the Libyan Desert, approximately 9 km (5 mi) west of the Nile river at the old town of Giza, and about 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre.

The pyramids, which have historically loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination, were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.


Stylized state name, denomination and year of issue in Gregorian and Hijri calendar years (all in Arabic).

Some coins are with Hegira dates on the left (KM# 553.2) others on the right (KM# 553.1).

Translation: Arab Republic of Egypt
1 Qirsh
1984 1404

جمهورية مصر العربية
١ قرش
١٤٠٤ ١٩٨٤


1 Qirsh (Piastre)

KM# 553
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Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 553.1, KM# 553.2

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