Egypt 1980 10 pounds

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Heritage sale 440, lot 50693
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 50693 in Heritage sale 440 (Long Beach, May 2007), where it sold for $977.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 10 Pounds 1980, choice BU, Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty." This is the first issue from Egypt of this denomination. There was a concurrent issue of gold five pounds (KM 517), gold pound (KM 509), silver pound (KM 508) and copper-nickel 10 piastres (KM 504).

Recorded mintage: 950 plus 50 proofs.

Specification: 40 g, .875 fine gold, 1.1254 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 519.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 440: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2007.

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