• 10 Qirsh 1970, KM# 418, Egypt, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • 10 Qirsh 1970, KM# 418, Egypt, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Obverse

Depicts coat of arms surrounded by wheat above two oxes pulling plough between three figures and FAO logo below.

The coat of arms used by the United Arab Republic featured the Pan-Arab colours of the flag of the United Arab Republic (in vertical form) on a shield carried by the Eagle of Saladin. Below, a green scroll has the Arabic text for "United Arab Republic".

After the union of Egypt and Syria ended in 1961, Egypt retained the name "United Arab Republic" and continued to use this coat of arms, until the Federation of Arab Republics project caused a change in 1972.

The Arab eagle, in Egypt also known as the Eagle of Saladin or as the Republican Eagle is a heraldic eagle used as an emblem in Arab nationalism and in the coat of arms and flags of the Arab world. The association with Saladin is due to the depiction of an eagle on the west wall of the Cairo Citadel built under Saladin, although the eagle itself is of more recent date.

F.A.O.

Reverse

Denomination surrounded by the country name "United Arab Republic" above, divides dates (1970/9/9 and 1952/9/9) and the inscription 'Food and Agriculture Organization' below.

الجمهورية العربية المتحدة
١٩٥٢/٩/٩ ١٩٧٠/٩/٩
١٠
قروش
منظمة الأغذية والزراعة الدولية

Edge

10 Qirsh (Piastres)

United Arab Republic
KM# 418 Schön# 132
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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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