In1938 , the egyptian government minted coins with a denomination of one millieme in bronze red for use in egypt ,
while another millieme coin was minted in the same year from copper nickel, but smaller in size and pierced ,
 as per the request of the sudanses government . since the reign of sultan hussein ,
the sudanese were collecting pierced coins by tying them with a thread easeof saving and movement
.the pierced millieme coins were used in egypt and sudan