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  • 5 Pounds 1981, KM# 535, Egypt, 25th Anniversary of the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
  • 5 Pounds 1981, KM# 535, Egypt, 25th Anniversary of the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
Description

The Ministry of Trade and Industry was established on December 20, 1934 during the reign of King Ahmed Fuad I according to the Royal Decree No. 11. It was called the Trade and Industry Department of the Ministry of Finance. Then, it became an independent ministry in July 1956 during the era of President Jamal Abdel Nasser, and that was in the interest of producing electricity, the expansion of oil extraction, and the establishment of iron and steel factories to serve the new national projects and large corporations for the advancement of Egypt.

The tasks of the Ministry changed over time and it became responsible for Foreign Trade and Industry. Its name has changed for the second time during the government of Ibrahim Mahlab, which was formed in June 2014, to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises.

Obverse

Depicts the emblem of the Ministry of Industry (a chemical plant middle below factory, smoking chimney surrounded by cogwheel right, oil rag and tanks left). Date (July 1956-1981) above and inscription "Silver Jubilee of the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources" below.

يونيو ١٩٥٦ ١٩٨١
العيد الفضي لوزارة الصناعة والثروة المعدنية

Reverse

Denomination and dates (Gregorian and Hegira) in the centre and below, legend "Arab Republic of Egypt" above.

جمهورية مصر العربية
خمسة جنيهات
١٤٠٢ ١٩٨١

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Gold
Fineness 0.875
Weight 26 g
Diameter 34 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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