• Short Summary

    The Cairo Mint - which began operating in 1954 - is one of Egypt's most proud post-Revolution achievements.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Master coin being milled by operator (7 shots)
    0.26

    2.
    CU and SV technician polishing master (3 shots)
    0.35

    3.
    CU Furnace
    0.40

    4.
    SCU Molten metal taken from furnace
    0.53

    5.
    MV Technicians
    0.54

    6.
    SV and CU molten metal poured into moulds (2 shots)1.02


    7.
    SV and CU Metal sheets fed through rollers (7 shots)
    1.31

    8.
    SV and CU Strips fed into cutting machine (5 shots)
    1.49

    9.
    SV coin shapes tipped on bench for examination
    1.55

    10.
    MV and CU coin shapes fed into stamping machine (7 shots)
    2.22

    11.
    SV and CU finished Nasser coins out of machine (2 shots)
    2.30



    Initials JKP:16.28



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YB0SSQKLLDGZUQU436VE2COD
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YB0SSQKLLDGZUQU436VE2COD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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