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Author Topic: Egyptian Ten Pounds  (Read 380 times)

Paxbrit

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Egyptian Ten Pounds
« on: February 17, 2017, 08:53:59 AM »
One of my favorite modern Egyptian banknotes, this series from the 1970's deserves to be in any collection. 

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Re: Egyptian Ten Pounds
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 08:46:54 PM »
I've always found this era of Egyptian paper money a bit dull, literally and otherwise.  Using brighter inks would have made them more attractive, but Egypt certainly moved away from what I would consider beautiful designs when the design moved to Tutankhamens mask on the front, and pretty much nothing on the back.  Its a shame, because a country such as Egypt has such a "folkloric" history -- they have no excuse for not having astounding designs, in my opinion.

There are many early designs that I absolutely love.  If we were to talk about an affordable but beautiful design for an Egyptian 10 pound note p23 immediately comes to my mind.

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Re: Egyptian Ten Pounds
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 12:49:34 PM »
You certainly cannot go wrong choosing Egyptian currency as a collection emphasis.  Over a full century of first-rate engraved designs, a lack of inflation history, availaibility in all grades, and lots of collector interest to support values, and even good interest in signatures and prefixes.