• 1 Pound 1981, KM# 523, Egypt, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
  • 1 Pound 1981, KM# 523, Egypt, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Day
Description

World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with hunger and food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. WFP received the Nobel Prize in Peace for 2020 for their efforts to combat hunger, contribute to peace in conflict areas, and for playing a leading role in stopping the use of hunger in the form of a weapon for war and conflict.

Obverse

Depicts standing ancient Egyptian with food tray, other harvesting grain at left and animals (oxen and sheep) at right, FAO logo on the top right. Inscription "World Food Day" in Arabic and English and date 16/10/1981 at left.

يوم الطعام العالمي
FAO
16 OCT
16/10/1981 WORLD FOOD DAY

Reverse

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

جمهورية مصر العربية
واحد
جنيه
١٤٠١ ١٩٨١

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 15 g
Diameter 35 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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