2 Qirsh - Farouk

2 Qirsh - Farouk -  obverse2 Qirsh - Farouk -  reverse

© David Mikeladze

Features

Country Egypt
King Farouk I (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1356-1361 (1937-1942)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 2 Piastres (0.02 EGP)
Currency Pound (1916-date)
Composition Silver (.833)
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 8864
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 365,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 70
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of King Farouk facing left, wearing hat

Lettering:
فاروق الأوّل
ملك مصر
PM

Translation:
Farouk I
King of Egypt
PM

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

Denomination and dates within tasseled wreath

Lettering:
٢ قرشان
المملكة
المصرية
١٣٥٦ -١٩٣٧

Translation:
2 Qirsh
Egyptian Kingdom
1937 - 1356

Edge

Reeded edge with security edging in the middle.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1356 (1937)  3.85 5.43 20% ١٣٥٦ - ١٩٣٧ (coarse reeding)
1356 (1937)  500 000 3.58 3.58 4.26 6.08 5.14 61% ١٣٥٦ - ١٩٣٧ (fine reeding)
1356 (1937)  1.8% ١٣٥٦ - ١٩٣٧ Proof
1358 (1939)  500 000 1.59 4.90 9% ١٣٥٨ - ١٩٣٩
1358 (1939)  0.7% ١٣٥٨ - ١٩٣٩ Proof
1361 (1942)  3% ١٣٦١ - ١٩٤٢ (flat rim)
1361 (1942)  10 000 000 2.94 4.06 6.46 31% ١٣٦١ - ١٩٤٢ (normal rim)

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