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  • 20 Qirsh 1929-1930, KM# 351, Egypt, Fuad I
  • 20 Qirsh 1929-1930, KM# 351, 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.

1930: Mint records indicate no proofs were struck, however, these "early strikes" are considered to have proof qualities.

Obverse

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

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

فؤاد الاول ملك مصر
PM

Reverse

Denomination above and legend (Egyptian Kingdom), dates below.

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المملكة المصرية
١٣٤٩ ١٩٣٠

Edge

20 Qirsh (Piastres)

Kingdom
KM# 351
Characteristics
Material Gold
Fineness 0.875
Weight 1.7 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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