Sep 15
Region: Africa
Country: Egypt
Denomination: 20 Piastres
Year: 1929
Pricing Info
Coin of the Month September 2010Coin of the Month September 2010

Fuad I
(26 March 1868 – 28 April 1936)

Fuad I, was the Sultan and later King of Egypt and Sudan, Sovereign of Nubia, Kordofan, and Darfur. The ninth ruler of Egypt and Sudan from the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, he became Sultan of Egypt and Sudan in 1917, succeeding his elder brother Sultan Hussein Kamel. He substituted the title of King for Sultan when the United Kingdom unilaterally granted Egypt nominal independence in 1922.

In 1930, he attempted to strengthen the power of the Crown by abrogating the 1923 Constitution and replacing it with a new constitution that limited the role of parliament to advisory status only. Large scale public dissatisfaction compelled him to restore the earlier constitution in 1935.

The 1923 Constitution granted Fuad vast powers. He made frequent use of his right to dissolve Parliament. During his reign, cabinets were dismissed at royal will, and parliaments never lasted for their full four-year term but were dissolved by decree.

KM# 352
Country: Egypt
Denomination: 20 PIASTRES
Composition: 28.0000 g., 0.8330 Silver .7499 oz. ASW
Date: AH 1348-1929BP
Mintage: 50,000
Mint Mark: BP – Budapest, Hungary

[editor's notes: September's coin of the month article was submitted by Egcollector. It should be noted that Fuad was also the father of Farouk I, famous for his coin collection that included a rare 1933 double eagle as well as the "Hawaii 5-O" 1913 Liberty Head nickel. Also since Egcollector's coin of the month article was chosen, we have have our second winner for the coin of the month contest. Congratulations Egcollector!]

written by Nicholas


KSP Says:

Great coin. Surprised to see it is silver. Nice.

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vacheron Says:

That coin is pretty sweet and this website is awesome! egyptian coins are coooooooooooooooooool

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Nicholas Says:

Welcome to CoinBrag, vacheron! I think I speak for us all when I say we look forward to seeing your collection.

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ewqrsf32 Says:

Cheers for creating this it was note for a paper I am at this time writing for my thesis. Someday colleges will have courses like "introduction to numismatics"

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