Egyptian 10 Qirsh, W Mark Abdul Hamid II Large Silver Coin 1903 AD 1293 AH Regnal Year 29
Description: A beautiful choice extremely fine or much better 1293 AH 19th year of Sultan Abdul Hamid II reign, or 1903 AD, Egyptian ten Qirsh (or pistres) silver coin. The coin depicts the tughra of Abdul Hamid the second with the denomination under it and a rose to its right all surrounded by branches and having two crossing quivers under it all and seven stars above. The reverse says "Duribah Fi Misr" or struck in Egypt with the number 29 over the "beh" in duribah (for 29th regnal year of Abdul-Hamid's reign) and the date 1293 AH under it for the year when Abdul-Hamid ascended the throne, all surrounded by branches and having three stars on top. Just a beautiful design done by the famous German engraver Emil Weigand and a truly great looking coin. The coin is beautiful and still retains most of its original mint luster and with all the details being well preserved and very readable. Please carefully review scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: This is a 10 Qirsh, weighs approximately 14 grams of 0.833 silver and is about 32.5 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #295.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a beautiful and choice extremely fine or better with all the details being well preserved and very nice eye appeal. The coin is beautiful and still retains quite a bit of its original mint luster. It does have minor scratches and some minor bag marks. The coin has some minor wear to some of the high points in the flowers and additional minor wear, if any, commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin has very nice eye appeal. Please carefully review the scan presented for additional condition information.
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