5 Pounds

5 Pounds -  obverse5 Pounds -  reverse

© Omar Sherif


Country Egypt (Kingdom)
King Farouk I (1936-1952)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1946-1951
Value 5 Pounds (5 EGP)
Currency Pound (1922-1953)
Composition Paper
Size 170 × 89 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 25
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.


Brown and Orange color scheme
Portrait of King Farouk on the Right
Mosque of Muhammad Ali on Left
Watermark area bottom-center

البنك الاهلي المصري

اصدر بمقتضى المرسوم العالى المؤرخ فى ٢٥ يونيو سنة ١٨٩٨

أتعهد بأن أدفع عند الطلب لحامل هذا السند مبلغ خمست جنيهات مصرية

National Bank of Egypt

Produced based on the decree dated 25th January in the year 1898

I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of Five Egyptian Pounds

Engravers: Bradbury Wilkinson, Co.


Statue of Nilus, Greek deity of the Nile, with 16 children representing 16 branches of the Nile at the time

National Bank of Egypt

Five Egyptian Pounds

Engravers: Bradbury Wilkinson, Co.


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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1946-1948)  75% P# 25a - Sig: Leith-Ross - Prfx: أ ب ١ ـ أب ٤٠
ND (1951)  25% P# 25b - Sig: Saad - Prfx: أ ب ـ ٤١ أ ب ٦٠

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