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  • 25 Qirsh 1958, KM# 87, Syria
  • 25 Qirsh 1958, KM# 87, Syria

The United Arab Republic was a short-lived political union between Egypt and Syria. The union began in 1958 and existed until 1961, when Syria seceded from the union after the 1961 Syrian coup d'état.


Coat of arms of the United Arab Republic, date (AD left and AH right) in Arabic digits below.

The coat of arms used by the United Arab Republic featured a shield carried by the Eagle of Saladin. Below, a scroll has the Arabic text for "United Arab Republic".

The Arab eagle, in Egypt also known as the Eagle of Saladin or as the Republican Eagle is a heraldic eagle used as an emblem in Arab nationalism and in the coat of arms and flags of the Arab world. The association with Saladin is due to the depiction of an eagle on the west wall of the Cairo Citadel built under Saladin, although the eagle itself is of more recent date.

الجمهورية العربية المتحدة


Denomination between 2 wheat flanks within a cogwheel divided legend "United Arab Republic", above and date with Syrian piasters below.

الجمهورية العربية المتحدة
۱۹٥۸ ۱۳۷۷
قرشاً سورياً


25 Qirsh (Piastres)

United Arab Republic
KM# 87 Schön# 23
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Material Silver
Fineness 0.600
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 0.835 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Cairo Mint

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