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1 Pound 1926 - Egypt

This note was issued on 1st July 1926, as the 4th issue of the Egyptian pound.  It is the first Egyptian paper money to have a watermark, and the first one to bear a picture of a person (Edress).

Some people said that Edress was a gardener in the palace of Sultan Fouad I and he saw in a dream that the sultan would be the king of Egypt instead of being a sultan. And Some said that Edress knew of a plot to kill king Fouad and told the king about it, so he was rewarded by putting his picture on the Egyptian 1 pound note.

Probably the most reliable opinion is the second one because Fouad became the king of Egypt in 1922 and the pound was issued in 1926.


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