Modern Egyptian currency
(specifically paper money) ranges from the 25 Piasters (quarter
pound note) up to a 1,000 pound note. Unlike, for example, American
bills, Egyptian currency is not the same size.
The smaller the
note denomination, the smaller its physical size.
Egyptian coins duplicate the value of
some of the Egyptian bills.
There are 25 Piasters and 50 Piasters
coins, but because of this duplication, many establishments in Egypt
rarely have coins.
In fact, the value of 25 Piasters is so
small that they are often difficult to find in either coin or bill,
and businesses often round up the price of merchandise to the
Egyptian money is both colorful, and attractively