Egypt 1, 5, 10 Milliemes and 5 Piastres  1972 and 1973
Egypt 1, 5, 10 Milliemes and 5 Piastres 1972 and 1973

You will need to understand Eastern Arabic numerals (see insert) to interpret the date and denomination of these coins. They are modern coins, dated 1972AD and 1973AD on the Western Gregorian calendar, or AH1391 and AH1392 on the Islamic Hijri calendar.

The Islamic falcon shows on the front of these coins, and the denomination on the back. There is another Egyptian coin with a similar falcon at this CoinQuest link.

The 5 milliemes coin looks similar to the 5 piastre coin, but their size is different:

5 MILLIEMES (large version in aluminum): 20 mm diameter
5 MILLIEMES (small version in brass): 17 mm
5 PIASTRES: 25 mm

As to value, these are modern, low-value coins made of aluminum, brass, or copper-nickel. Normal circulated coins are worth less than $1 US dollar each. If you can find a fully uncirculated coin, like the one in our picture, a collector might pay a few US dollars to add it to his or her collection.

Coin: 13979 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: george, Fri, 22-Mar-2013 17:40:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 00:28:02 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 08-Mar-2015 19:30:46 GMT
Requester description: 1945 an eagle on front with a shield above its chest small letters at his legs, propably arab or turkish at back, at the center a number like zero ,but kinda squeezed-elliptic and shown dates1945-1595
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