Talk:Egyptian pound

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Pound not gineih[edit]

It doesn't make sense to name the article "Egyptian gineih", gineih is not a word in English and Egyptians don't use it, it is just the salng acoustic pronunciation of the currency. Googling 'gineih' will return too few results as an evidence that the word is not used and hence can't be the name of the article in our Encyclopedia. --Notopia (talk) 18:05, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

It makes sense to use the local name. The question is what the transliteration should be. Do you have a better suggestion?
Dove1950 (talk) 15:58, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
The Egyptian banknotes (i.e. the Central Bank of Egypt) even use the word "Pound" in English on their reverse. Why English Wikipedia would call it anything else is frankly bamboozling. I propose changing all the qirsh/gineih malarkey to piastre/pounds ... like the CBoE does. GoldenTie (talk) 09:55, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
I propose changing it back as this is the English wiki not Arabic. Enlil Ninlil (talk) 21:56, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Just as an aside, I would suggest "Guinea" as the transliteration of "gineih". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.191.112.66 (talk) 07:53, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Coins not in circulation anymore[edit]

Would someone please help in splitting the table of the coins into two, as the least value in circulation, as of the year 2013, is the 25 piastres, the 4.5 gram version. --Mahmudmasri (talk) 04:30, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Bilingual: Coins and Notes[edit]

Quoting the article: "All Egyptian banknotes are bilingual, with Arabic texts and Arabic-Indic numerals on the obverse, and English texts and Arabic numerals on the reverse." Are the coins bilingual? When were bilingual notes introduced. If I remember correctly (and I may not), the denominations of the notes and coins were only in Arabic in 1985. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.191.112.66 (talk) 07:50, 8 October 2013 (UTC)