• 10 Qirsh 1980, KM# 504, Egypt, Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty
  • 10 Qirsh 1980, KM# 504, Egypt, Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty
Description

The Egypt–Israel peace treaty was signed in Washington, D.C., United States on 26 March 1979, following the 1978 Camp David Accords. The Egypt–Israel treaty was signed by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, and witnessed by United States president Jimmy Carter.

The agreement notably made Egypt the first Arab state to officially recognize Israel. The peace between Egypt and Israel has lasted since the treaty went into effect, and Egypt has become an important strategic partner of Israel.

The treaty led both Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin to share the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize for bringing peace between the two states. However, as a result of the treaty, Egypt was suspended from the Arab League in 1979–1989, and Sadat was assassinated on 6 October 1981 by members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

Obverse

Depicts Anwar Sadat at right facing left, a dove of peace and hand with quill signing treaty, date 'March 26th 1979' and inscription 'The anniversary of Peace Treaty' below.

Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat[a] (1918–1981) was an Egyptian politician who served as the third President of Egypt, from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the Free Officers who overthrew King Farouk in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and a close confidant of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, under whom he served as Vice President twice and whom he succeeded as president in 1970.

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ذكرى توقيع اتفاقية السلام

Reverse

Denomination divides dates (Gregorian and Hegira), legend "Arab Republic of Egypt" above.

جمهورية مصر العربية
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قروش
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Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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