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  • 5 Pounds 2005, KM# 975, Egypt, Arab League, 60th Anniversary
  • 5 Pounds 2005, KM# 975, Egypt, Arab League, 60th 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 emblem of Arab League (a wreath of olive branches within it a crescent above the inscription "Arab League") in the middle surrounded by Islamic ornamental design, inscription in Arabic "League of Arab States" above, "Sixty years" and date (1945-2005) below and the inscription "Sixtieth Anniversary League of Arab States" in English in both sides.

جامعة الدول العربية
SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY
LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES
ستون عاما
1945 - 2005

Reverse

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

جمهورية مصر العربية
٥
جنيهات
١٤٢٦ ـ ٢٠٠٥

Edge

5 Pounds

KM# 975
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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