The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 by the American Mission in Egypt, a Protestant mission sponsored by the United Presbyterian Church of North America, as an English-language university and preparatory school. University founder Charles A. Watson wanted to establish a western institution for higher education.

The American University in Cairo is a private research university in Cairo, Egypt. The university offers American-style learning programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels, along with a continuing education program.

The AUC student body represents over 50 countries. AUC's faculty members, adjunct teaching staff and visiting lecturers are internationally diverse and include academics, business professionals, diplomats, journalists, writers and others from the United States, Egypt and other countries.

AUC holds institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and from Egypt's National Authority for Quality Assurance and Assessment of Education.


Depicts a design in the centre (5 seats) surrounded by the inscription "The American University in Cairo" in English and Arabic above and "75 years in the service of Egypt and the Middle East", dates on both sides (1919 1337 - 1994 1415). A circle of lotus flowers follows the rim.

الجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة
1919 ١٣٣٧
1994 ١٤١٥
خمسة وسبعون عاما
في خدمة مصر و الشرق الأوسط


Domination divides the legend " Arab Republic of Egypt" above and the inscription "Diamond Jubilee of the American University in Cairo" below.

جمهورية مصر العربية
العيد الماسي للجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة


5 Pounds

KM# 838 Schön# 587
Type Commemorative Issue (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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