Egypt 1979 5 pounds

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 30690
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This specimen was lot 30690 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold Proof 5 Pounds AH 1399 (1979) PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC. A beautiful issue that was struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bank of Land Reform, featuring a seated man in the foreground with a farmer tilling the soil, workers cutting grain, and three oxen in the background. Essentially flawless, with lemon-accented gold and exciting cameo contrast between the silky design elements and the watery mirrors." This NCLT was accompanied by a gold one pound (Fr-62).

Recorded mintage: 1,750 plus 250 proofs.

Specification: 26 g g, .875 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-61; KM 495.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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