Copper-Nickel Coin 1895 AD 1293 AH Regnal Year 21 Egyptian Two Milliemes Abdul Hamid II
Description: An uncirculated or much better 1293 AH 21st regnal year of Sultan Abdul Hamid II or 1895 AD Egyptian two milliemes (two tenth of a Piaster or Qirsh) copper-nickel coin. The coin depicts the tughra of Abdul Hamid the second with the regnal year 21 under it, surrounded by floral decoration and a rose to the right of the tughra on the obverse. The reverse shows the denomination in Arabic numeral and letters, also indicates the coin was minted in Egypt (duribah fee Misr) and has the accession date of Abdul Hamid II to the throne as 1293 AH. The coin is beautiful and retains quite a bit of its original mint luster. The field of the coin are clean and reflective. All of its details are well preserved and very readable. Please carefully review the scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: This is a 2 milliemes or 2/10 Qirsh or Piaster, weighs approximately 2.4 grams and is about 18 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #290.
Condition: I would grade this coin as choice uncirculated or much better with all the details being very well preserved and very nice eye appeal. The coin is beautiful and retains quite a bit of its original mint luster. It does have minor scratches and minor bag marks but no wear commensurate with its uncirculated status. The coin has very nice eye appeal. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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