Cairo Egypt Bronze Coin 40 Para 1869 AD Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz KM# 248.2 XF
Description: An extremely fine 1869 AD (1277 AH year 10 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman Rule, 40 para or a Qirsh bronze coin. This large and rather heavy coin is the less common reform coinage with the wide rim and dentilated border variety (KM#248.2) and depicts the tughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time) on the obverse and denomination below it on the obverse. The reverse has the Legend "Duribah Fee Misr 1277" (struck in Fustat on the outskirts of modern-day Cairo the capital of Egypt in 1277AH) and shows that it was struck in the 10th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1869-1870. The year 1277 AH (1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1869-1970 AD.
Size and Weight: This is a 40 para or a Qirsh. It measures about 37 mm in diameter and weighs about 25.2 grams of bronze.
References: It is KM #248.2
Condition: For international buyers, please note that the new US postal rates for overseas shipping are very high and we are unable to change them. Additional charges will be incurred depending on the value of the item. Please check the cost of shipping before bidding. I would grade this coin as extremely fine. It has all of its details very well preserved and has nice eye appeal. The coin has some minor wear to the highest points and is much better than the scan shows. It does have minor scratches, a few minor nicks to the edge of the rim, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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