Egypt P-63b / 5 Pounds 2004 – UNC




Issued by Central Bank of Egypt
Issue 1994-2017 Issue
Size 145 x 70 mm
Printer Central Bank of Egypt (Egypt) – CBE
Watermark Tutankhamoun
Obverse The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is one of the oldest mosques in Egypt as well as the whole of Africa surviving in its full original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area. It is built around an open square courtyard which allows natural light to travel through. Ibn Tulun Mosque features ancient architecture styles of Egypt, its decorations being created from carved stucco and wood.
Reverse The God Hapi. Hapi (Ancient Egyptianḥꜥpj) was the god of the annual flooding of the Nile in ancient Egyptian religion. The flood deposited rich silt (fertile soil) on the river’s banks, allowing the Egyptians to grow crops.[1] Hapi was greatly celebrated among the Egyptians.