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.