• 10 Qirsh 1969, KM# 419, Egypt, Cairo International Fair, Agriculture and Food Fair
  • 10 Qirsh 1969, KM# 419, Egypt, Cairo International Fair, Agriculture and Food 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 a logo of the event: Cairo stylized with a capital C, a grain spike, and a stylized globe. Surrounded by the inscription "Cairo International Agriculture and Food Fair".

CAIRO
سوق القاهرة الدولية للزراعة و الأغذية

Reverse

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

الجمهورية العربية المتحدة
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قروش

Edge

10 Qirsh (Piastres)

United Arab Republic
KM# 419 Schön# 121
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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