The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is responsible for the country’s monetary policy. It also sets banking laws, supervises banks, and decides the interest rate with which banks operate. It was established in January 1961 to take over note issue and central banking activities from the National Bank of Egypt.


Depicts the Egyptian Renaissance sculpture and radiant sun behind divide dates, the inscription "Central Bank of Egypt" above and "Silver Jubilee" below all surrounded by ornament lotus flowers.

The logo depicts the Egyptian Renaissance sculpture in granite by Mahmoud Mukhtar (1919–1928, Giza) and shows Sphinx and a woman raising up her veil. The Sphinx represents antiquity and the woman is the symbol of an awakened Egypt. The figure of the woman was a reference to the Egyptian women's movement led by Huda Sha'arawi, who decided to go unveiled in 1922 and had organised anti-British demonstrations.

البنك المركزى المصرى
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العيد الفضى


Denomination divides dates (Gregorian and Hegira) with Arabic numeral three lotus flowers above cotton right and cogwheel left, legend "Arab Republic of Egypt" above.

جمهورية مصر العربية
١٤٠٦ خمسة جنيهات ١٩٨٦

Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 17.5 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Cairo Mint

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