Egypt chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Egypt chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 18-page catalog covers notes issued by the Central Bank of Egypt from 1961 to present. Published 3 October 2014.

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  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Egypt new sig/date (17.0.2013) 50-pound note confirmed

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50 pounds, 17.06.2013 in Arabic. Like P65, but new date and signature (Hesham Ramez).

Courtesy of Mohammed Elarabi.

Egypt new sig/date (16.05.2013) 20-pound note confirmed

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20 pounds, 16.05.2013 in Arabic. Like P65, but new date and signature (Hesham Ramez).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Egypt new sig/date (26.02.2013) 5-pound note confirmed

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5 pounds, 26.02.2013 in Arabic. Like P63, but new date and signature (Hesham Ramez).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Press release: Encyclopedia of Sudan Banknotes 1856 - 2012

Encyclopedia of Sudan Banknotes 1856 - 2012
Bushra Ali, a frequent contributor to this site and The Banknote Book, recently published Encyclopedia of Sudan Banknotes 1856 - 2012. This specialized catalog is available via Lulu.com as a print-on-demand book. This 467-page first edition covers all notes from 1856 to 2012, and includes Egyptian notes used in Sudan, along with many notes unlisted in the SCWPM, such as unadopted designs, specimens, and proofs. Visit Lulu.com and click on the Preview link below the image of the book cover to see sample pages of this detailed catalog.

Egypt new sig/date (11.02.2013) 100-pound note confirmed

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100 pounds, 11.02.2013 in Arabic. Like P67, but new date and new signature (Hesham Ramez).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Khalifa Abdallatif (Notes4All).

Egypt new date (15.12.2009) 10-pound note confirmed

10 pounds (US$1.70), ٢٠٠٩/١٢/١٥ (15.12.2009). Like P65, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.
Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Ricardo Castedo.

Egypt new date (12.05.2009) 10-pound note confirmed

10 pounds (US$1.70), ٢٠٠٩/٥/١٢ (12.05.2009). Like P64, but new date.

Courtesy of Ricardo Castedo.

Egypt new date (27.10.2009) 50-pound note confirmed

50 pounds (US$8.60). Like P66, but new date ٢٠٠٩/١٠/٢٧ (27.10.2009).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Egypt new date (01.03.2010) 200-pound note confirmed

200 pounds (US$34.55), ٢٠١٠/١/٣. Like P68, but new date.

Courtesy of Michael Reissner.

Egypt new date (11.06.2009) 200-pound note confirmed


200 pounds (US$35.05). Like P68, but new date (11.06.2009).

Courtesy of Giuseppe Minafra.

Egypt new date (16.09.2009) 50-pound note confirmed


50 pounds (US$8.75). Like P66, but new date (16.09.2009).

Courtesy of Giuseppe Minafra.

Egypt new date (18.08.2008) 5-pound note confirmed


5 pounds (US$0.90). Like P63, but new date (18.08.2008).

Courtesy of Giuseppe Minafra.

Egypt new date (04.05.2009) 10-pound note confirmed


10 pounds (US$1.77), 04.05.2009. Like P64, but new date.

Courtesy of Christoph Thomas.

Egypt new date (17.07.2008) 5-pound note confirmed


5 pounds (US$0.90), 17.07.2008. Like P63, but new date.

Courtesy of Christoph Thomas.

Egypt new date (08.06.2009) 100-pound note confirmed


100 pounds (US$17.80). Like P67, but new date (08.06.2009), new signature (El-Okdah), new watermark (Sphinx) and electrotype 100, and new threads and placement of threads. On P67 notes dated earlier than June 2006, the windowed thread has no text and appears near the signature, but on later notes the thread is slightly wider and appears to the left of the minaret in the foreground and has demetalized 100 and ONE HUNDRED POUNDS in Arabic. Both old and new noes also have a solid security thread with demetalized 100 POUNDS in Arabic.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Egypt odd 200-pound replacement note confirmed


Pick 68a


200 pounds (US$37.25), ٢٠٠٧/٤/٣ (2007.04.03). This replacement note (indicated by the prefix which is an even hundred) is like the 200-pound note dated 2009.01.03 in that it too is reduced in size (166 x 72 mm) and has horizontal lines at front edges, but is odd because it bears the date of Pick 68 (see top image), which is a larger note (176 x 78 mm) without the lines.

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Courtesy of David F. Cieniewicz.

Egypt new 10-pound note confirmed


10 pounds (US$1.85). Like Pick 64, but new security thread type and placement, and the watermark is of a pharaoh’s bust with electrotype 10 instead of Tutankhamen's mask. This note has been confirmed dated 13.03.2007, 15.04.2008, 27.04.2008, and 28.04.2008 (all dates appear in Arabic on the notes). The latest date variety confirmed for Pick 64 is 22.11.2006.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi and Banknoteshop.

Egypt new date (2009) varieties confirmed


20 pounds (US$3.65). New date 15.03.2009.



50 pounds (US$9.15). New date 25.03.2009.



100 pounds (US$18.35). New date 18.06.2009.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Ricardo Castedo and Banknoteshop.

Egypt new date (13.01.2009) smaller 200-pound note confirmed


200 pounds (US$36.70). Like Pick 68, but dated (in Arabic) 13.01.2009, reduced in size (165 x 73 mm vs. 175 x 80 mm), and horizontal lines added at right and left edges on front.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Egypt new date (12.11.2007) 200-pound note confirmed


200 pounds (US$36.70). Like Pick 68, but dated (in Arabic) 12.11.2007.

Courtesy of Alberto Fochi.

Egypt new date (14.06.2007) 20-pound note confirmed


Like P65, but new date (14.06.2007) and new signature.

Courtesy of Michael Reissner.

Egypt new date (10.09.2007) 100-pound note confirmed


100 pounds (US$17.80). Like P67, but new date (10.09.2007), new signature (El-Okdah), and new watermark (Sphinx).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Egypt new date (03.03.2008) 50-pound note confirmed


Like P66, but new date (03.03.2008) and new signature.

Courtesy of Michael Reissner.

Egypt new date varieties confirmed


25 piastre (US$0.05), ٢٠٠٥/١٠/٣١ (2005/10/31), ٢٠٠٧/٩/٢٤ (2006/9/24), and ٢٠٠٧/٦/١١ (2007/6/11). Like P57d, but new dates.


50 piastre (US$0.10), ٢٠٠٥/٥/١٢ (2005/5/12) and ٢٠٠٧/٦/٢١ (2007/6/21). Like P62, but new dates.


1 pound (US$0.20), ٢٠٠٧/٣/٢٥ (2007/3/25). Like P50, but new date.


5 pounds (US$TK), ٢٠٠٧/٩/٥ (2006/9/5). Like P63, but new date.


10 pounds (US$TK), ٢٠٠٧/١١/٢٢ (2006/11/22). Like P64, but new date.


20 pounds (US$3.50), ٢٠٠٧/٧/١٤ (2006/8/14). Like P65, but new date.


100 pounds (US$18.25), ٢٠٠٧/٦/٤ (2007/6/4) and ٢٠٠٧/٦/١٣ (2007/6/13). Like P67, but new dates.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Egypt new date (16.01.2006) 20-pound note confirmed


20 pounds (US$3.50), 2006/1/26 (in Arabic). Like Pick 65, but new date and signature 22.

Courtesy of Michael Reissner.

Egypt new dates 1-pound notes confirmed


1 pound (US$0.20), ٢٠٠٥/١/٤ (2005/1/4), ٢٠٠٦/٣/٥ (2006/3/5), ٢٠٠٧/١/٣١ (2007/1/31), and ٢٠٠٧/٣/٢٥ (2007/3/25). Like P50, but new dates. Signature 22: Farouk Abdel Baky El Okda II.

The note dated 2007/1/31 has a new watermark.

Courtesy of Menelaos Stamatelos, Southeastern Numismatics and Pierguido Laffi.

Egypt issues first-ever 200-pound note


200 pounds (US$35), 2007/4/3. Issued May 7, 2007. The Mosque of Qani Bay 908 H (1503), scribe wmk along with electrotype denomination, signature 21b (Farouk El Okdah, Governor), 1.5-mm solid security thread, 3-mm windowed security thread, Omron rings, OVI circle in upper left, 200 as latent image and registration device. The Seated Scribe 5th Dynasty on back. 175 x 80 mm.

Courtesy of Samia Mehilba and Dr. Ali Mehilba.

Egypt new date (16.04.2007) 50-pound note confirmed


50 pounds (US$8.85), 2007/4/16 (in Arabic). Like SCWPM 66, but new date.

Courtesy of Michael Reissner.