• 10 Qirsh 1937-1939, KM# 367, Egypt, Farouk I
  • 10 Qirsh 1937-1939, KM# 367, Egypt, Farouk I
Description

Farouk I (1920–1965) was the tenth ruler of Egypt from the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the penultimate King of Egypt and the Sudan, succeeding his father, Fuad I, in 1936.

His full title was "His Majesty Farouk I, by the grace of God, King of Egypt and the Sudan". He was overthrown in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 and forced to abdicate in favour of his infant son, Ahmed Fuad, who succeeded him as Fuad II. Farouk died in exile in Italy in 1965.

His sister, Princess Fawzia Fuad, was the first wife and consort of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Obverse

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

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe (PM)

ملك مصر
فاروق الأول
PM

Reverse

Denomination above, dates and legend (Egyptian Kingdom) within tasselled wreath.

٥ قروش
المملكة
المصرية
١٣٥٨ ١٩٣٩

Edge

10 Qirsh (Piastres)

Kingdom
KM# 367
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.833
Weight 14 g
Diameter 33 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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