The Great Pyramids Of Giza: 5 Piastres (Egypt, 1404/1984)-Reference

This Cold War-era Egyptian coin represents the 3rd denomination of the Egyptian Pound (1984). The observe features an ornate tughra monogram and double dates. The mint dates are listed as 1404 (Hegira) and 1984 (Gregorian). The reverse depicts 3 of the ancient Great Pyramids of Giza, they are the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure.


The coin is a smooth-edged design made of a Aluminum-Bronze alloy and weighs 4.9 g. Its dimensions are 23 mm (0.91 in) wide and 1.6 mm (0.063) in thick. Making it slightly smaller than a US Quarter (24.26/0.955 in), in that respect.


Reverse


Observe


Size Comparison

A 5 Piastres coin with US Quarter for scale.
A 5 Piastres coin with US Quarter for scale.

2 views0 comments