Al-Nisfeya is an old Egyptian gold coin and used for half ' zir mahboub ' . It was minted with the same fineness like zir mahboub but it was at half its weight . Al – Nisfeya's price differed throughout the years . In 1238 AH / 1822 AD Al-Nisfeya was worth 7 piastres and by time its value fluctuated to higher or lower . Al-Nisfeya is different from Al-Nisf as its value is way higher