2 Qirsh - Farouk

2 Qirsh - Farouk -  obverse2 Qirsh - Farouk -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Egypt (Kingdom)
King Farouk I (1936-1952)
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 21 mm
Thickness 0.7 mm
Shape Hexagonal (6-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 369,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 80
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Portrait of Farouk I of Egypt

Lettering:
فاروق الأول
ملك مصر
PM

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1363 (1944)  32,000,000 0.73 1.56 1.97 3.65 4.39 4.25 5.83 ١٣٦٣ - ١٩٤٤

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