Egypt Reference Page | Serial Number Prefixes
For the notes described on the chart on the Egyptian Reference Page, there are three groups of notes. The prefixes used for each group are shown below.
How to read the date on Egyptian Banknotes
Starting with No.49 onwards, Egyptian notes have a 6 digit date-code rather than the conventional method of dating notes used prior to 1979.
In the charts below are illustrated the letters used for the serial number prefixes of the Egyptian bank notes. It can be seen that the letters used for the prefixes are assigned, more or less, in alphabetical order. The sequence starts in the first group, where the first five letters are used, and continues into the second group. The second group uses six of the next seven letters, and it is possible that the eleventh letter was reserved for a denomination that was never released. While the alphabetical sequence becomes a little lost in the third group, some semblance of the sequence can be seen.
|For Nos. 49 - 62, (3rd Group) the following letters have been used as Prefix|
|Denomination||25 p.||50 p.||£1||£5||£10||£20||£50||£100|
|Alphabetical sequence No.||14||19||23||22||20||24||26||25|
|For Nos. 42 - 48, (2nd Group) the following letters have been used as Prefix|
|Denomination||25 p.||50 p.||£1||£5||£10||£20|
|Alphabetical sequence No.||6||7||8||9||10||12|
|For Nos. 35 - 41, (1st Group) the following letters have been used as Prefix|
|Denomination||25 p.||50 p.||£1||£5||£10|
|Alphabetical sequence No.||1||2||3||4||5|