To mark the opening of the new Suez Canal on Thursday 9 August 2015, Egypt has issued a new gold coin.
Designed by Yasser Saad Eddin, one side of the coin depicts the sea and two giant ships sailing it, to a backdrop of the globe. Inscribed along the circumference, in the Arabic and English languages, is the phrase: New Suez Canal From Egypt To The Entire World.
The other side of the coin carries the name of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the One Pound denotation.
The number of coins issued is 21,000; a collection of them has been fitted into medals. They will be presented as gifts to the prominent guests who participate in the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal on Thursday 6 August.
4 August 2015