Egypt Two Piastres Silver Coin 1920 AD 1338 AH Sultan Fuad I Scarce
Description: A beautiful choice very fine or much better scarce silver coin from Egypt. This is the 1338 AH or 1920 AD Egyptian two piastres from the times of Sultan Fuad or Fouad of Egypt who ascended the throne in 1917 succeeding his brother Hussain Kamel. The coin depicts the name of Sultan Fuad or Fouad (who ruled Egypt as Sultan during the British occupation and became King after nominal independence in 1922) and the date 1335 AH, when he became sultan (his accession date) on the obverse. The reverse has the denomination, the AH and the AD dates (1338/1920) and saying "al-sultanah al masryah" or the Egyptian Sultanate. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Mint: Egypt (actually these were minted in England and have the mint mark H in the bottom on the reverse for Birmingham England).
Size and Weight: This is a 2 piastres, weighs 2.8 grams of 83.3 silver and is approximately 19 mm.
References: It is KM #325.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a beautiful choice very fine or much better with great eye appeal. The details of the coin are preserved and readable with wear on the high points commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin is much better than the scan shows. It does have scratches, some soiling, some bag marks and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. Please see photo for condition information.