Egyptian Pound


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Egyptian Pound

The currency of Egypt. It was introduced in 1834, replacing the piastre, which continued to circulate at a value of 1% of a pound. From 1885 to 1914, the pound was unofficially pegged to gold. Afterward, it was officially pegged to the British pound until 1962, when the peg switched to the U.S. dollar at various rates. The Egyptian pound became a floating currency in 1989.
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The US dollar lost more than 5 piasters from its value against the Egyptian pound on Monday, averaging EGP 17.28 for buying, and EGP 17.38 for selling, down from EGP 17.33 for buying and EGP 17.43 for selling on Sunday.
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