• 5 Qirsh 1968, KM# 414, Egypt, Cairo International Fair, International Industrial Fair
  • 5 Qirsh 1968, KM# 414, Egypt, Cairo International Fair, International Industrial Fair
Description

The United Arab Republic (UAR) was a short-lived political union between Egypt and Syria. The union began in 1958 and existed until 1961, when Syria seceded from the union after the 1961 Syrian coup d'état. Egypt continued to be known officially as the "United Arab Republic" until 1971. The president was Gamal Abdel Nasser. It was a member of the United Arab States, a loose confederation with North Yemen which in 1961 dissolved along with the Republic.

Obverse

Depicts the earth in cogwheel above a logo of the event (stylized sailboat with a globe inside) between date 1968 1388 (Hegira and Gregorian) below. The inscription "Cairo International Industrial Fair" above.

سوق القاهرة الدولية للصناعة
۱٩٦٨-۱۳۸۸

Reverse

Denomination below the country name "United Arab Republic".

الجمهوية العربية المتحدة
٥
قروش

Edge

5 Qirsh (Piastres)

United Arab Republic

Cairo International Fair
International Industrial Fair

Subscribe series
KM# 414
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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