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  • 5 Pounds 1991, KM# 692, Egypt, Islamic Development Bank, 15th Annual Meeting
  • 5 Pounds 1991, KM# 692, Egypt, Islamic Development Bank, 15th Annual Meeting

The Islamic Development Bank (Arabic: البنك الإسلامي للتنمية) is a multilateral development finance institution that is focused on Islamic finance for infrastructure development and located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. There are 57 shareholding member states with the largest single shareholder being Saudi Arabia.

It was founded in 1973 by the Finance Ministers at the first Organization of the Islamic Conference (now called the Organization of Islamic Cooperation) with the support of the King of Saudi Arabia at the time (Faisal) and began its activities on 3 April 1975.


Depicts the Minarets of Al-Azhar Mosque and Masjid al-Haram (as unity between Egypt and KSA), the globe behind it above grasped hands, Cairo and cogwheel below between grain stalks flank and surrounded by the inscription "15th annual meeting of governors for the Islamic Development Bank".

Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabic: الجامع الأزهر, lit. 'The Resplendent Congregational Mosque'), known in Egypt simply as al-Azhar, is a mosque in Cairo, Egypt in the historic Islamic core of the city. Commissioned by Jawhar al-Siqilli shortly after Cairo was established as the new capital of the Fatimid Caliphate in 970, it was the first mosque established in a city that eventually earned the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets".

Masjid al-Haram (Arabic: اَلْمَسْجِدُ ٱلْحَرَامُ, lit. 'The Inviolable Mosque'), also known as the Great Mosque of Mecca, is a mosque that surrounds the Kaaba in Mecca, in the Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia. It is a site of pilgrimage in the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able, and is also the main phase for the ʿUmrah, the lesser pilgrimage that can be undertaken any time of the year. The rites of both pilgrimages include circumambulating the Kaaba within the mosque. The Great Mosque includes other important significant sites, including the Black Stone, the Zamzam Well, Maqam Ibrahim, and the hills of Safa and Marwa.

المؤتمر السنوى الخامس عشر لمجلس محافظي البنك الإسلامي للتنمية
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Depicts a tughra "Arab Republic of Egypt" dividing dates (left Gregorian date, right Hejira date) above inscription in English and value below.

١٤١١ جمهورية مصر العربية ١٩٩١
Islamic development bank
fifteenth annual meeting
of the board of governors


5 Pounds

KM# 692 Schön# 412
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 17.5 g
Diameter 37.2 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Cairo Mint

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