The vault is filled with multiple repeats of the same coins. In this case I found two of them then I bought a coin lot and it had ten more. There is no hint at production figures for this coin but apparently it is large since they give them away like candy.
This coin lacks any western symbols and often takes a while to identify. It looks Arabic, the building on the back has minarets, and the numbers could be Persian or Arabic or Islamic. All that can narrow it down to few countries, further research will lead you to Egypt.
|١٩٨٤ (1984) ١٠ قرش( Piastres 10) ١٤٠٤ (1404) Mohamed Ali Mosque on reverse|
Check out all twelve they make a lovely pattern.
This is a cool coin and with the current unrest in Egypt I expect it to climb in value. If we would go by exchange rate it is at $0.01 and falling. That happens a lot when countries have troubles if the government does not drastically change the value will level, plus it would be better for the people.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Piastres / Egypt
Mintage: Not yet known.
Value: $0.25 in Very-Fine
Update: Thanks to Handini for pointing out the following...
The writing at the top of the reverse accurately translated says: State Egypt The Arabic.Above the value is a stylized مصر ودولة عربية.
Do you have coin from Egypt and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.