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          COIN CLUB

Reading Coin Club

Very Special Offer on some Egyptian silver coins

We have purchased an accumulation of silver 5 & 10 Piastres coins 

 from The British Protectorate period of 1916 & 1917,

Of King Faud, 1923 & 1933

Of King Farouk, 1937 & 1939

from a Middle Eastern client who collected them in the

1950's and early 1960's.

Due to age he decided that now was his time to sell them.

 

"A little bit of history"

 

In 1914 at the start of the first World War Britain declared a Protectorate over Egypt and deposed the Khedive, Abbas Hilmi II and had him replaced by his nephew , Hussein Kamel who was proclaimed Sultan of Egypt by the British on the 19 December 1914.

This move was to insure the British maintained a clear route to India via the Suez canal.

 

The British minted Egyptian coinage with English as well as Arabic text so as to help the occupying British troops with identification and denomination types.

The obverse of the coin bears the date AH 1333 (The accession date)

The reverse of the silver coins are dated with both the Arabic & Western date

AH 1335 / AD 1916 or AH 1335 / AD 1917

 

     

 

Most of these 5 & 10 Piastres are in reasonable Grade:

The 10 Piastres weights 14 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W0.3749 oz.

(ASW = Actual silver weight)

Our Price8.50  (Fair or +)

 

The 5 Piastres weights 7 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W...0.1875 oz.

Our Price4.50  (Fair or +)

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Upon Hussein Kamel's death, on 9 October 1917, his only son, Prince Kamal al-Din Husayn, declined the succession, and Hussein Kamel's brother Ahmed Fuad ascended the throne as Sultan Fuad I. Egypt was granted independence on 28 February 1922, thereby abolishing the British Protectorate and so establishing an independent Kingdom of Egypt.

King Fuad I was the first Egyptian king to have his portrait on the coinage.

 

 

 

 AH 1341 / AD 1923  The 1st issue (head facing right)

The 10 Piastres weights 14 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W0.3749 oz.

(ASW = Actual silver weight)

SOLD OUT

 

 AH 1341 / AD 1923  The 1st issue (head facing right)

The 5 Piastres weights 7 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W...0.1875 oz.

(ASW = Actual silver weight)

Our Price8.50 (Fine)

Our Price7.00 (Fair)

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 AH 1352 / AD 1933  The 2nd issue (head facing left)

The 10 Piastres weights 14 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W0.3749 oz.

(ASW = Actual silver weight)

SOLD OUT

 

 AH 1352 / AD 1933  The 2nd issue (head facing left) - Scarce

The 5 Piastres weights 7 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W...0.1875 oz.

(ASW = Actual silver weight)

Our Price8.50 (Fine)

Our Price7.00 (Fair) [1 left]

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King Fuad died on the 28 April 1936 and King Farouk inherited the throne at the young age of sixteen

 

        

 

AH 1356 / AD 1937  (head facing left)

Most of these 5 & 10 Piastres are in reasonable Grade: 

The 10 Piastres weights 14 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W0.3749 oz.

(ASW = Actual silver weight)

Our Price14.00 (Very Fine)

 

 AH 1356 / AD 1937  or AH 1358 / AD 1939  (head facing left)

The 5 Piastres weights 7 grams, with 0.833 fineness of silver, A.S.W...0.1875 oz.

(ASW = Actual silver weight)

Our Price6.50 (Very Fine)

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