• 1 Pound 1976, KM# 455, Egypt, Death of Umm Kulthum
  • 1 Pound 1976, KM# 455, Egypt, Death of Umm Kulthum
Description

Umm Kulthum (French: Oum Kalthoum; 1898/1904-1975) was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. Umm Kulthum was known for her vocal ability and unique style. She sold over 80 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling singers of all time from the Arab world.

She is considered a national icon in her native Egypt. She was given the honorific title Kawkab al-Sharq ('Star of the East) and has been dubbed "The voice of Egypt" and "Egypt's fourth pyramid".

Obverse

Depicts a head of Umm Kulthum (right) with a treble clef in her hair. The inscription "Memorial of Umm Kulthum" on the left. Designer's mark below the truncation in a circle (Sabri).

تخليد ذكرى كوكب الشرق أم كلثوم
صبري

Reverse

Denomination divides dates (Hegira and Gregorian), inscription "Arab Republic of Egypt" above.

جمهورية مصر العربية
واحد جنيه
١٣٩٦ ١٩٧٦

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 15 g
Diameter 35 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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