Egypt 1/2, 1, 2, 2 1/2, 5, and 10 Milliemes King Fuad I  1924 to 1935
Egypt 1/2, 1, 2, 2 1/2, 5, and 10 Milliemes King Fuad I 1924 to 1935

King Fu'ad the first of Egypt reigned from 1922 to 1936AD on the Gregorian calendar, which is 1341 to 1355AH on the Hejira calendar. Both dates appear on the coin, but you need to understand eastern Arabic numerals to read them. See below.

These coins come in several small denominations, which are the subjects of this page, and in larger denominations not addressed here. The King's likeness appears on all these coins, sometimes facing left, sometimes facing right. The 2 1/2 millieme denomination is octagonal.

You can read the denomination (1/2, 1, 2, 2 1/2, 5, and 10 milliemes) on the side without the portrait using the same eastern Arabic numerals used for the date. Only the small 1/2 and 1 milliemes are minted in bronze. The remaining denominations are minted in copper nickel.

Value-wise, none of these coins carry strong value unelss they are in excellent collector condition. Worn and average circulated coins catalog under $10 US dollars. Well preserved specimens, with little or no wear, can bring somewhat more. Here are some typical catalog values for coins that are uncirculated, or nearly uncirculated:

1/2 MILLIEME: $15 approximate catalog value in well presrrved condition
2 1/2 MILLIEME (octagon shape): $10
10 MILLIEME: $35

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

Coin: 6026 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
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