Egyptian pound appearance of banknotes and banknotes.
The abbreviated name of the Egyptian pound LE comes from the French word-combination of the Egyptian lyre. In Arabic, the name of the currency is written as: الجنيه المىرى, and is pronounced as el-Ghinei el-Mashri.
From 1885 to 1914 the currency of Egypt was tied to the gold standard, according to which 1 Egyptian pound was equal to 7.4375 gr. Pure gold. After the First World War, the Egyptian pound depended on the pound sterling at a ratio of 0.975 Egyptian pounds to 1 pound sterling.
For the first time, the National Bank of Egypt introduced paper money into circulation on April 3, 1899.
1. Degree of protection of the Egyptian pound is a matching image. This degree of protection is located on both sides of the banknote. On the obverse of the banknote, an image is printed, half of which is filled with one color, at the same time and on the reverse of the banknote, the other half of the image is filled with another color. When the banknote is held against the light, the image can be seen completely colored in both colors.
2. Degrees of protection of the Egyptian pound – ombre rings – images in the form of rings of the same diameter (about 1 mm), applied by offset printing, which form a certain structure: configurations of five rings of Omron, one of which is the constellation of Eurion. These are graphic labels designed for copy protection.
3. Degrees of protection of the Egyptian pound – a watermark in the form of a head of a sphinx and a denomination of a banknote. Located in the central part on the left side of the obverse of the banknote. Visible when examining a banknote against the light and from the obverse, and from the reverse.
4. Degree of protection of the Egyptian pound is a diving hologram protective thread 3 mm wide, on the surface of which there is a picture of a lotus flower and a negative text in the form of a numeric denomination of the banknote’s denomination.
5. Degrees of protection of the Egyptian pound – a continuous metallized protective thread 1.5 mm wide, completely submerged in the thickness of the paper. When viewed, the banknote against the light is visible in the form of a continuous dark strip. The thread has a code for detecting the authenticity and denomination of the banknotes by detectors.
6. Degree of protection of the Egyptian pound – optically variable paint OVI. The paint contains optically variable pigments, drastically changing color depending on the angle of view or illumination from crimson to green.
7. Degrees of protection of the Egyptian pound – the seal of the seal (intaglio), which is a seal from printed forms, on which the printing elements are deepened in relation to the whites. The paint is transferred to the printed material, which is pressed into the recesses. Printing feels to the touch.
8. Degrees of protection of the Egyptian pound – anti-copy grid – parallel and multidirectional thin lines that are not reproduced on copiers.
Denomination: 10 piastres Price: $ 1.50 Number of choice: 184b Year: 1940 (1971) Class: UNC
Denomination: 25 piastres Price: $ 6.00 Peak #: 47 Year: 1976 Grade: aUNC
Denomination: 50 piastres Price: $ 2.00 Peak #: 58a? Year: 1985-94 Rating: aUNC