Heads up: Egypt treasury to issue January 25 Revolution coins

Ahram Online, Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Silver coins will be inscribed with the revolution's demands for 'dignity, freedom and social justice' and cost upwards of $30

Tahrir square
Anti-government protesters demonstrate in the capital's Tahrir Square (Photo: AP)

Egypt's treasury is rolling out two commemorative coins to mark the first anniversary of the outbreak of the January 25 Revolution.

The treasury will issue 10,100 decorative silver coins in LE1 and LE5 denominations, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Tuesday.
The side of each coin will be inscribed with the slogan of the revolution -- a demand for "dignity, freedom and social justice" -- and also display a clenched fist, the symbol of a united Egypt.
The coins will be issued to souvenir shops and sell for between LE186 ($31) and LE207 ($34.50), the statement said.


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