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  • 5 Pounds 1922, KM# 342, Egypt, Fuad I
  • 5 Pounds 1922, KM# 342, 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.

Coins were struck in both red and yellow gold.

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

٥٠٠ غرش
المملكة المصرية
★★★١٩٢٢★★★ ١٣٤٠ ★★★

Edge

5 Pounds (500 Qirsh)

Kingdom
KM# 342 Fr# 26
Characteristics
Material Gold
Fineness 0.875
Weight 42.5 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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