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  • 50 Qirsh 1923, KM# 340, Egypt, Fuad I
  • 50 Qirsh 1923, KM# 340, Egypt, Fuad I

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.

18 000 struck in 1923 and an additional 1000 struck in 1928. Coins were struck in both red and yellow gold.


Depicts a uniformed bust of King Fuad I (right) with the inscription "Fuad the First King of Egypt" on the right.

فؤاد الاول ملك مصر


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

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المملكة المصرية
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50 Qirsh (Piastres)

KM# 340 Fr# 30
Material Gold
Fineness 0.875
Weight 4.25 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Mint

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