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  • 5 Pounds 1995, KM# 765, Egypt, Arab League, 50th Anniversary
  • 5 Pounds 1995, KM# 765, Egypt, Arab League, 50th Anniversary
Description

The Arab League (Arabic: الجامعة العربية), formally the League of Arab States (Arabic: جامعة الدول العربية), is a regional organization in the Arab world, which is located in Northern Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, and Western Asia. The Arab League was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 initially with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan in 1949), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. Currently, the League has 22 members, but Syria's participation has been suspended since November 2011.

The League's main goal is to draw closer the relations between member states and co-ordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries. The organization has received a relatively low level of cooperation throughout its history.

Obverse

Depicts the building of Arab League, emblem of Arab League (a wreath of olive branches within it a crescent above the inscription "Arab League"), inscription "50 years" above and date (1995 - 1945) on the left.

The Headquarters of the Arab League is located in Tahrir Square and near the downtown business district of Cairo, Egypt. The headquarters building has views of the Nile River and Qasr al-Nil Bridge just to the west.

عاما
50
1995
1945
جامعة الدول العربية

Reverse

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

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جنيهات
١٤١٥ - ١٩٩٥
جمهورية مصر العربية

Edge

5 Pounds

KM# 765 Schön# 588
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 17.5 g
Diameter 37.2 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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