• 1 Millieme 1938-1950, KM# 358, Egypt, Farouk I
  • 1 Millieme 1938-1950, KM# 358, Egypt, Farouk I
Description

Farouk I (1920–1965) was the tenth ruler of Egypt from the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the penultimate King of Egypt and the Sudan, succeeding his father, Fuad I, in 1936.

His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and the Sudan". He was overthrown in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 and forced to abdicate in favour of his infant son, Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him as Fuad II. Farouk died in exile in Italy in 1965.

His sister, Princess Fawzia Fuad, was the first wife and consort of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Obverse

Depicts a uniformed bust of King Farouk I divide inscriptions "King of Egypt" and "Farouk the First". Engraver's initials below.

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe (PM)

ملك مصر
فاروق الأول
PM

Reverse

Denomination divides dates and legend (Egyptian Kingdom).

المملكة المصرية
١
مليم
١٣٥٧ - ١٩٣٨

Edge

1 Millieme

Kingdom
KM# 358 Schön# 65
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 4.3 g
Diameter 22.8 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)
Royal Mint

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