• 50 Qirsh 2015, KM# 1000, Egypt, National Achievements of Egypt, New Suez Canal
  • 50 Qirsh 2015, KM# 1000, Egypt, National Achievements of Egypt, New Suez Canal
Description

In the summer of 2014, months after taking office as President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered the expansion of the Ballah Bypass from 61 metres (200 ft) wide to 312 metres (1,024 ft) wide for 35 kilometres (22 mi). The project was called the New Suez Canal, as it allows ships to transit the canal in both directions simultaneously. The project cost more than E£59.4 billion (US$9bn) and was completed within one year. Sisi declared the expanded channel open for business in a ceremony on 6 August 2015.

Obverse

Depicts the logo of the Suez Canal Authority (two opposite ships), the inscription "New Suez Canal" above, year of issue in Gregorian and Hijri calendars (both in Arabic).

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA), established on July 26th, 1956, is a public and independent authority of a juristic personality, SCA shall report to the Prime Minister. It has all the authorities needed for running the Canal without being limited by the laws and the systems of the government.

قناة السويس
الجديدة
١٤٣٦هـ ٢٠١٥م

Reverse

State name in Arabic, denomination in Arabic and English.

جمهورية مصر العربية
٥٠
قرشاً
50
PIASTRES

Edge

50 Qirsh (Piastres)

KM# 1000
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Brass Clad Steel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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