Description

Fuad I (1868–1936) was the sultan and later king of Egypt and Sudan, sovereign of Nubia, Kordofan, and Darfur. The ninth ruler of Egypt and Sudan from the Muhammad Ali dynasty, he became sultan in 1917, succeeding his elder brother Hussein Kamel. He substituted the title of king for sultan when the United Kingdom recognised Egyptian independence in 1922.

Obverse

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

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe (PM)

فؤاد الاول ملك مصر
PM

Reverse

Denomination divides dates and legend (Egyptian Kingdom). Mintmark on the right for the Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H) or on the left for the Budapest Mint (BP).

المملكة
١٣٥٤ ٥ ١٩٣٥
BP.
مليمات
المصرية

Edge

5 Milliemes

Kingdom
KM# 346 Schön# 54
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.9 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Budapest Mint (BP)
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)

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