Beautiful and Rare Copper Coin 1843 AD 1255 AH Year 5 Egypt Five Para Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majid
Description: A great looking extremely fine or better copper coin from Egypt. This is a five para from the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majid. The coin, which is rather thick and heavy for its size, shows the sultan's tughra and the denomination below it. The reverse says Duribah Fi Misr (Struck in Misr current day Fustat on the outskirts of Cairo the capital of Egypt) then the number 5 above the "Beh" in "Duribah" for the fifth year of the sultan's rule and Abdul Majid's accession year of 1255 AH in the bottom. It is KM-222 measuring approximately 20 mm in diameter and weighing 6.8 grams of copper. The coin has a plain rim and a thick planchet. Coins of such small denomination and small size are usually hard to come by in such a nice grade. They normally were used extensively by the people, were lost, severely abused, or melted for the metal. Please carefully review scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1843 AD - 1255 AH Year 5 of Abdul Majid's reign.
Mint: Misr or Fustat on the outskirts of Cairo the current capital of Egypt.
Size and Weight: This is a 5 para and is ~20 mm in diameter and weighs ~6.8 grams of copper.
References: It is KM #222.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a good extremely fine or better with all the details being well preserved. The coin has a nice patina and great eye appeal. It has a few bag marks, a few scratches but is much better than the scan shows. It has wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin has excellent eye appeal and is beautiful. Please see photo for condition information.