1839 Cairo Egypt Small Silver Coin 20 Para 1255/1 AH Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majid
Mint: Misr or Fustat on the outskirts of Cairo the current capital of Egypt.
Size and weight: This is a 20 para or half a Qirsh measures about 15 mm and weighs about 0.6 grams.
References: It is KM #227.
Condition: I would grade this coin as extremely fine to about uncirculated with all the details being very well preserved and having nice eye appeal. The coin has some soiling, minimum wear to the highest points, and minor strike weakness along the edge at 2-3 o'clock. It is much better than the photos suggest. It does have minor scratches, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. A very nice example of this rather scarce coin. Coins of such low denomination are very difficult to find on such high grade since they heavily circulated and many of the them were melted for the value of the metal. A nice example which would make a nice addition to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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