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2 Qirsh - Farouk

2 Qirsh - Farouk -  obverse 2 Qirsh - Farouk -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Egypt (Kingdom)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1363 (1944)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 2 Piastres (0.02 EGP)
Currency Pound (1922-1953)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 0.7 mm
Shape Hexagonal (6-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 369,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 80
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Portrait of Farouk I of Egypt

Lettering:
فاروق الأول
ملك مصر

Translation:
Farouk I
King of Egypt

Engraver: Percy Metcalfe

Percy Metcalfe, CVO, RDI, was an English artist sculptor and designer. He is recognised mostly for his coin designs and his contribution to the Ashtead Pottery Collection.

Reverse

Arabic legend within decorative wreath

Lettering:
٢ قرشان
المملكة المصرية
۱۹٤٤ ۱۳٦۳

Translation:
2 Piastres
Kingdom of Egypt
1944 - 1363

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Mint: British Royal Mint
Krause lists the mintage as 32,000 only, however, it's believed to be a typo with the actual mintage being 32 million instead of 32 thousand

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1363 (1944)  32,000,000 0.66 1.44 1.68 3.06 3.17 4.31 ١٣٦٣ - ١٩٤٤

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