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Egypt 5 Piastres

Beautiful Silver Coin 1913 AD 1327 AH Year 6 Egyptian Five Piastres or Qirsh Ottoman Sultan Muhammad V

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Description:  A great looking very fine or better rare silver coin from Egypt. This is a five piastres or five Qirsh from the reign of Muhammad V the Ottoman Sultan. The coin shows the sultan's tughra, a rose to the right of the tughra, the denomination below it and then a spray of flowers below all of that with stars above on the obverse. The reverse says Duribah Fi Misr (struck in Egypt) with Muhammad accession year of 1327 AH, an indication that the coin was struck in his 6th year of his reign, all of which is surrounded with a wreath and having three stars on top. It is KM-308 and weighs 7 grams of 0.833 silver. It measures approximately 26 mm in diameter. The coin has a reeded rim. Please view scan as it is part and parcel of our description.

Date: 1913 AD - 1327 AH Year 6.

Mint: Egypt. Actually these coins were struck in Birmingham England as evidenced by the H on the bottom of the obverse.

Size and Weight: This is a 5 piastres or five Qirsh, weighs 7 grams and is ~26 mm in diameter.

References: It is KM #308.

Condition: I would grade this coin as a very fine or better with all the details being well preserved. The coin has a few scratches , but is nicely toned. The coin has no observable problems. It is much better than the scan shows. It does have minor bag marks, a few shallow and rather minor nicks to the rim and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. . The coin has excellent eye appeal and is beautiful. Please see photo for condition information.

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