Finance: 50% increase in the quantities offered in exchange during Eid al-Fitr

The Ministry of Finance announced a 50% increase in the offered quantities of “Fakkeh” auxiliary coins; To meet the needs of all government agencies, and the private sector, including key chains of commerce; This contributes to the facilitation of citizens, the facilitation of buying and selling operations and the avoidance of any obstacles in parking lots or markets. The total production of “fakkes” per month reaches 45 million pounds.

Coins are shown, coins and commemorative medals are exchanged and our heroes receive medals of excellence, decorations and badges; In appreciation of their growing role in serving the country, each of the national shields tells a purely Egyptian success story, with a unique historical achievement in which the efforts of the Egyptians join forces.

Between this and that, the “golden fingers” embody creative creations in which the past is mixed with its ancient civilization and the present with its rich historical achievements. To move to the “new republic” with giant national projects; Long live Egypt, proud of the unity of its people and moving forward vigorously, under its wise political leadership, in the process of construction and development, overcoming all local and global challenges; to find its way in the ranks of developed countries; To meet the development needs of citizens, in a way that meets their aspirations.


Characters immortalized from coins

And because a picture, as they say, is a thousand words; His choice is an art that everyone feels the beauty of its ingredients, but certainly not all people are able to draw these creative paintings and this challenge is multiplied by its different vocabulary if we want to “cut” this image on circulating or commemorative coins. ; Where the issue goes beyond translating the same idea into designs that can be applied to metal, to choosing the font types that vary between “Rak’ah, Naskh, Farsi, Thuluth and Diwani” according to space and number of words, then coordination fine art between the figure and the inscribed sentences; Consistent with a more open scientific approach, innovation has been released; To have any work or design, a special taste, we can express it as a “brand”.

In this way, the passion to learn about the production journey of circulating and commemorative coins, national shields, medals of excellence, medals and symbols is growing and the interest of “public treasury and coins” is rich in many creative arts, and perhaps the most important thing that the eye of every righteous person notices is a “love” of a special kind between the Workers and their tools in drawing, design, sculpture and cutting are reflected in unique creations that embody what we intend to document in memory of the Egyptians.

Currency of the United Arab Republic
Currency of the United Arab Republic

Believing in the importance of developing national awareness and preserving Egyptian identity, Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, has increased the interest in developing the interest of the “Public Treasury and Mint” and consolidating the work in the spirit of “a team”. led by Major General Hossam Khader, head of authority, in a way that manifests itself in raising the level of performance, achieving comprehensive quality, enhancing human capabilities, expanding the use of technical and technological solutions, localizing outstanding global expertise and deepening e local component.

In the design department, the experiences of “profession or industry sheiks” are mixed with the ideas of young people; To produce innovative works, linking the originality of the past with its antiquity, and the present with the multiplicity of contemporary branches. The first thing you notice in this unit is the performance of the director and design consultant, Nevin Metwally Mustafa, i which contributes to laying the foundations of competition that stimulates innovation among designers in transforming each client’s ideas into executable designs. Considering the optimal use of modern technology, and in this everyone competes, and the interested person chooses the best model that expresses the intended achievements to be documented.

And every year, the Egyptians are on a date with a new creativity for the Labor Day shield, and in this the excellence of the creators is evident in managing the designs that face this annual innovation challenge, which is one of the pillars of saj. the stars of Arabic calligraphy, who are led by: Gamal Abdel Azim and Taha Sonbol, and they undertake to choose the right font for the writing and the idea, and the design throughout his vocabulary, and all go on day and night; To dig their names with light letters in the field of creative work.

Coins of King Fouad
Coins of King Fouad

With the completion of the design phase, we get into the work of the mint factory and perhaps the first thing that stands out is the outstanding performance of a new Egyptian women tender model, by sculptural engineers Mona Yassin, Marwa Fathy and Rawan. Osama, manually using gypsum and preparing so-called “molds” in steel. , or through software, we pass to the stage of filtering the “molds” in the form required for installation in coin-operated machines or in pistons, after confirming the percentage of hardness, and reviewing the inscriptions engraved after thermal treatment, then the products are classified and packed.

The Treasury and Currency Department is unique in the production of “republic coat of arms” stamps. In this, Major General Hossam Khader was able to translate the directives of Dr. Mohamed Maait in strengthening governance and facilitating procedures. Have a national number for each stamp in an electronic database and automate the work cycle within this important quality department.

And because many want to get some medals, badges, badges, metal badges and grade marks, made of gold, silver, bronze and nickel, there is a general marketing and sales department headed by Sana Ibrahim, which is filled with many inspiring models, including: memorial medals for Al-Aqsa Mosque, Rock Dome, Holy Sepulcher Church, memorial medals for the Holy Family’s itinerary, a group of three Popes: Cyrollos, Shenouda, and Tawadros “, the late Sheikh Muhammad Metwally Al-Shaarawy, the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, the late President Muhammad Anwar Sadat, and the first Arabized dinar Abdul Malik bin Marwan”, commemorative medal for Historic Cairo on the occasion of 1050 the anniversary of its founding, commemorative medals for the Muhammad Ali family and the recent issue of commemorative coins.

historical currency
historical currency

One can not but talk about the interest of the public treasury and the coins, which are abundant in its unique museum, which, as Salah Al-Basha and Yasmine Gamal say, mix historical possessions with modern publications that embody the ingenuity of the “fingers of golden “. , which has transformed ideas into innovative designs, with mastery and precision.

And between historical eras, each of us plunges into the journey of building national awareness of the greatness of the ancients, which requires all of us to show their strong determination and continue to work hard. To complete the march of civilized wealth, the eyes are often fixed on attractive creative works, including: commemorative medals for the family of Muhammad Ali, gold and silver coins for the displacement of the Holy Prophet, the passage of 14 centuries since the revelation of the Holy Qur’an . ‘an, commemorative coins on the occasion of Al-Azhar Millennium Day and the procession of transporting royal mummies From the Egyptian Museum to the Museum of Civilization in Fustat, Banque Misr centennial commemorative coin, Egyptian Museum in Tahrir King Fuad’s visit to France, a model of the Kaaba and other rich collections.

currency industry
currency industry

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