Cairo Egypt Silver Coin 10 Para 1868 AD Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz KM# 243 XF++
Description: An extremely fine or much better 1868 AD (1277 AH year 8 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman Rule, 10 para or a Quarter Qirsh silver coin. This small and rather light coin is listed as KM#243 and depicts the tughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time) on the obverse with a rose to the right and the 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 8th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1867-1868. The year 1277 AH (1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1867-1968 AD.
Size and weight: This is a 10 para or a quarter Qirsh. It measures about 13.5 mm in diameter and weighs about 0.2 grams of 0.833 silver.
References: It is KM #243.
Condition: I would grade this coin as extremely fine or much better, it may even be gradable as about uncirculated. It has all of its details very well preserved and has great eye appeal. The coin has some minor wear to the highest points and is much better than the photos show. It does have minor scratches, bag marks, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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