• 5 Qirsh 1923, KM# 336, Egypt, Fuad I
  • 5 Qirsh 1923, KM# 336, Egypt, Fuad I
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 with the inscription "Fuad the First King of Egypt" on the right.

فؤاد الاول ملك مصر

Reverse

Denomination above and legend (Egyptian Kingdom) in a circle, dates below. Mintmark (if any) on the bottom.

٥ غروش
المملكة المصرية
١٣٤١ ١٩٢٣
H

Edge

5 Qirsh (Piastres)

Kingdom
KM# 336
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.833
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26.1 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mints
Bombay Mint (no mintmark)
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)

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