• Short Summary

    The Cairo Mint - which began operating in 1954 - is one of Egypt's most proud post-Revolution achievements.

  • Description

    The Cairo Mint - which began operating in 1954 - is one of Egypt's most proud post-Revolution achievements. Previously, Egyptian coins had been minted in London.

    Earlier this week, President Sadat told Muslim religious leaders that the two major problems facing Egypt at present were the war against Israel and the nation's poverty - both of which need the money coined in the Mint.

    In addition to two, twenty and twenty-five piastre new pieces, they have for the past four months been minting special commemorative coins in memory of the late President Nasser.

    VISNEWS cameraman Ken Ludlow was allowed into the well-guarded Mint on Tuesday (April 6) to film the coining process.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YB0SSQKLLDGZUQU436VE2COD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YB0SSQKLLDGZUQU436VE2COD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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