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Egypt 1, 2, 5, 10 Milliemes and 5, 10, 20 Piastres  1958 to 1971
Egypt 1, 2, 5, 10 Milliemes and 5, 10, 20 Piastres 1958 to 1971

Yes, LJ, that bird is the falcon emblem of Egypt's United Arab Repbulic. These coins were minted with similar patterns in various metals. To figure out what you have got, use the table of eastern Arabic numerals to get the date and the denomination.

Each coin has two dates, one in the Western Gregorian calendar, the other in Islamic Hijri calendar.

There is a similar, more modern, Egyptian coin with an Islamic falcon at this CoinQuest link.

In general, the lower denominations appear like copper and the higher denominations appear like silver. Here are the actual compositions and approximate catalog values. Since these are modern coins, they command collector value only when in top-notch condition.

1 MILLIEME (aluminum bronze)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1

2 MILLIEMES (aluminum bronze)
worn: less than $1 approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1

5 MILLIEMES (aluminum bronze)
worn: less than $1 approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1

10 MILLIEMES (aluminum bronze)
worn: less than $1 approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $3
10 milliemes dated 1958AD (AH1378) are rare and catalog at $15 in average circulated condition

10 MILLIEMES (aluminum)
worn: less than $1 approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1

5 PIASTRES BEFORE 1967 (0.081 troy ounces silver)
worn: $2 approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $5
fully uncirculated: $8

5 PIASTRES AFTER 1966 (copper-nickel)
worn: less than $1 approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $3

10 PIASTRES BEFORE 1967 (0.162 troy ounces silver)
worn: $3 approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $10
10 piastres dated 1959AD (AH1378) are more rare and worth about twice these values

10 PIASTRES AFTER 1966 (copper-nickel)
worn: less than $1 approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $4

20 PIASTRES BEFORE 1967 (0.324 troy ounces silver)
worn: $10 approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $30

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

Coin: 13022 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: LJ, Wed, 07-Nov-2012 21:41:23 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 00:27:34 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 24-Oct-2014 22:42:53 GMT
Requester description: Brass colored Front: standing bird perhaps stylized eagle with wings spread and with a shield on its chest that has two vertical stars on it. Back: Islamic inscription around edges with an egg- shaped 'O' in the center
Tags: egypt 1 2 5 10 milliemes millieme 20 piastres piastre egyption egyptian meliems piastries plastre piasters brass copper colored color front standing stand bird stylized style eagle wings wing shield chest two vertical stars star islamic islam an egg shaped shape center offcenter coppers bronze coppery cupro colours coloured coloring colour eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel winged sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields vertically verticle starrs muslim moslem caliphate shapes off centers centered falcon hawk starburst coat arms burst coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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