5 Pounds

5 Pounds -  obverse5 Pounds -  reverse

© Gamal Elgamassy

Features

Country Egypt (Arab Republic)
Issuing bank Central Bank of Egypt
Period Arab Republic of Egypt (1953–1958, 1971–date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1981-1987
Value 5 Pounds
5.00 EGP = 0.32 USD
Currency Pound (1971-date)
Composition Paper
Size 145 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 56
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Black on blue and multicolor underprint.
Ahmad ibn Tulun Mosque at center.

Lettering:
البنك المركزى المصرى
خمسة جنيهات

٥
جنيهات

Translation:
Central Bank of Egypt
Five Pounds

5
Pounds

Reverse

Hapi, the Ancient Egyptian god of the annual flooding of the river Nile, bearing offerings to the center.
Lower friezes depicting daily life in Ancient Egypt.

Lettering:
Central Bank of Egypt
FIVE POUNDS
5

Watermark

Mask of Tutankhamun
Solid security thread introduced in 1989

5 Pounds -  obverse

© Gamal Elgamassy

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1981  74%
1986  20%
1987  6%

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