The Cairo Mint - which began operating in 1954 - is one of Egypt's most proud post-Revolution achievements.
CU Master coin being milled by operator (7 shots)
CU and SV technician polishing master (3 shots)
SCU Molten metal taken from furnace
SV and CU molten metal poured into moulds (2 shots)1.02
SV and CU Metal sheets fed through rollers (7 shots)
SV and CU Strips fed into cutting machine (5 shots)
SV coin shapes tipped on bench for examination
MV and CU coin shapes fed into stamping machine (7 shots)
SV and CU finished Nasser coins out of machine (2 shots)
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Background: 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.