Beautiful and Scarce Silver Coin 1913 AD 1327 AH year 6 Egyptian Five Qirsh Mint Mark H Ottoman Sultan Muhammad V
Description: A nicely toned extremely fine or much better silver coin from Egypt. This is the scarce five qirsh coin from the reign of Muhammad V the Ottoman Sultan who ruled the Islamic world in the period 1909-1914. The coin was struck in 1913 AD or 1327 AH year 6 of Sultan Muhammad V reign. The coin shows the sultan's tughra, a rose to the right and above the tughra and the denomination below it all surrounded by a floral design. There are also 7 stars above the tughra along the edge and the mint mark "H" in the bottom of the obverse. The reverse says Duribah Fi Misr (struck in Egypt) with the number 6 for the sixth year of Muhammad V's reign over the letter "Beh" on top and three stars above it all. There is also Muhammad V accession year of 1327 AH below it, all surrounded by a floral and foliate design along the edge. It is KM 308 measuring approximately 26 mm in diameter and weighing about 7 grams of 0.833 Silver. The coin has a reeded rim. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1913AD - 1327 AH year 6 of Mohammad V's reign.
Mint: Egypt, actually these were struck in Birmingham England as evidenced by the mint mark "H" in the bottom of the obverse.
Size and Weight: This is a 5 Qirsh and is ~26 mm in diameter and weighs ~7 grams.
References: It is KM #308.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a good extremely fine or much better with all the details being very well preserved. The coin is nicely toned and retains some of its original mint luster. The coin has wear to the high point commensurate with the coin's age and circulated state. The coin also has scratches, bag marks, and embedded soiling along the edge and within the calligraphy all of which can be seen in the photos presented. The coin is much better than the photos suggest and truly has great eye appeal. Please see photos for additional condition information.