Egypt's central bank said it was offering to sell $75 million to banks on Monday at its second foreign currency auction, with a maximum of $11 million per bank.
The auctions are part of a shift in currency policy announced on Saturday and designed to conserve the country's foreign reserves, which the Central bank says are critically low.
The Central bank also offered $75 million at its maiden auction on Sunday, according to a report of Reuters.
It accepted bids worth $74.9 million, with a cut-off price for dollars of 6.2425 Egyptian pounds. This represented a substantial weakening of the Egyptian pound, which was earlier bid in the interbank market on Sunday at 6.185 to the dollar.
The Egyptian pound fell on the interbank market to a record low of about 6.30 to the U.S. dollar after Sunday's auctions.