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Egypt 5, 10, and 20 Piastres  1956 and 1957
Egypt 5, 10, and 20 Piastres 1956 and 1957

What a neat looking coin. Great design front and back!

You can use the table of Eastern Arabic numerals to decipher the date and denomination. The coin in our picture is a 20 piastres, with the large 20 in Eastern Arabic at the location where the wings meet.

Here are some typical catalog values for these coins.

5 PIASTRES (0.081 troy ounces of silver)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $10

10 PIASTRES (about 0.15 troy ounces of silver)
worn: $4 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $18

20 PIASTRES (0.324 troy ounces of silver)
worn: $10 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $30

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 12737 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: JPARK, Tue, 09-Oct-2012 00:29:08 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 00:26:53 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 10-Jun-2017 16:56:45 GMT
Requester description: 1956 Obverse: Sphinx on left side with 1956-1375 on the right. Reverse: Wings curving around the outside edge with a 0 in between the two wings. A bunch of symbols are above the 0. The date is actually written differently, but I was able to figure out how to interpret the date.
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