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Egypt 2, 5, 10, and 20 Piastres  1923 to 1933
Egypt 2, 5, 10, and 20 Piastres 1923 to 1933

These are beautiful silver coins from the reign of King Fuad I of Egypt dated between AH1341 to AH1355 (1922AD to 1936AD). The AH, or Hijri calendar is used in the Islamic world and is based on lunar years and the life of Mohammed who lived around 600AD. A good place to convert from Hijri to Gregorian (Western) dates is IslamicFinder.org.

The king's picture appears on these coins, sometimes facing left, sometimes facing right, and they were also minted in gold for higher denominations such as 50, 100, and 500 piastres. Copper coins, using the milliemes denomination, also look similar. This page applies to silver coins only.

The coin in our picture has great eye appeal. Although it is circulated, the effects of circulation have caused the patterns and inscriptions to stand out, giving a pleasant appearance. Collectors pay extra for coins with good eye appeal.

Our listings call out values for all dates, except as noted.

2 PIASTRES (18 mm diameter, 0.075 troy ounces silver)
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $22

5 PIASTRES (25 mm diameter, 0.188 troy ounces silver)
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $50

10 PIASTRES (30 mm diameter, 0.375 troy ounces silver)
worn: $6 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $22
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $100

20 PIASTRES (38 mm diameter, 0.750 troy ounces silver)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $70
well preserved: $160
fully uncirculated: $400

These are catalog values and must be adjusted to compute actual buy and sell values. Use the Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.

Coin: 15625 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Reda, Sun, 06-Oct-2013 10:17:00 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 13-Oct-2013 01:16:34 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 24-Sep-2015 14:10:06 GMT
Requester description: 1933 (Fouad first king of Egypt 20 Garisha the Kingdom of Egypt 1933 1352) - فؤاد الأول ملك مصر 20 غرشا المملكة المصرية 1933 1352 20 piasters
Tags: egypt 2 5 10 20 piastres piastre egyption egyptian piastries plastre piasters fouad fuad king garisha kingdom kings rois konigreich konigin kpalbebnha kpanebnha kapibebnha kingdoms fez cirlce circle circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed hat cap headdress hood caps hooded

  

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