Beautiful Silver Small Coin 1910 AD 1327 AH year 2 Key Date Egyptian One Qirsh Ottoman Sultan Muhammad V ANACS AU55
Description: A beautiful about uncirculated lustrous small silver coin from Egypt. This is the rare one Qirsh (low mintage of 251,000) coin from the reign of Muhammad V the Ottoman Sultan, who ruled over the Muslim world at the time. The coin is graded by ANACS as AU55 and comes in a plastic slab so marked. The obverse of the coin shows the sultan's toughra, a rose to the right and above the tughra and the denomination below it all surrounded by a wreath with crossing quivers at the bottom. The reverse says Duribah Fi Misr (struck in fustat on the outskirts of Cairo the current capital of Egypt) with the number 2 for the 2nd 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 305 measuring approximately 16 mm in diameter and weighing about 1.4 grams of 0.833 Silver. The coin has a reeded rim. The coin is rather rare with a low mintage of only 251,000 which is rather low for such a low denomination small coin. Please carefully review scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1910AD - 1327 AH year 2 of Mohammad V's reign. 1910 is the first year this coin was issued and as such is a key date.
Mint: Egypt, actually these were struck in Birmingham England as evidenced by the "H" in the bottom of the obverse.
Size and Weight: This is a one Qirsh and is ~16 mm in diameter and weighs ~1.47 grams.
References: It is KM #305.
Condition: The coin is graded by ANACS as AU 55 and comes in a plastic slab marked as such. It has luster and all of its details are well preserved with the slightest wear. It is beautiful and has great eye appeal. It is much better than the photos suggest. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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