Egyptian Gold Coins
Brief Egyptian History
The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C., and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines. It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Following the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt became an important world transportation hub, but also fell heavily into debt. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914. Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty following World War II. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt. A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to ready the economy for the new millennium through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.
Egyptian Gold Coins
We buy and sell gold coins of Egypt, both modern and ancient
Technical specifications of the most frequently encountered Egyptian gold coins.
Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
Please telephone for current prices and availability.
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
Date||Hejira Date||Denomination||Description||Grade||Mintage||Availability||Price £||Price $
1923||1341||20 Piastres||Fuad I||EF||65,000||Sold Out||£50||$99
Please check our Standard Terms for Bullion Coins.
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Order Form USA.
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order
Egyptian Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Egypt, please look at our original Chard Coins website.
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Egyptian gold coins, ancient or modern. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.
King Fuad on Obverse of 1923 Egyptian 20 Piastres
Reverse of 1923 Egyptian 20 Piastres