Large Silver Coin 1896 AD 1293 AH Reginal Year 22 Egyptian 10 Qirsh Abdul Hamid II
Description: An about uncirculated and almost proof like or much better 1293 AH 22nd year of Sultan Abdul Hamid II reign, or 1896 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. The reverse says "Duribah Fi Misr" or struck in Egypt with the number 22 over the "beh" in duribah (for 22nd reginal 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, by Emil Weigand of Berlin Germany as evidenced by the "W" in the bottom of the obverse. The coin is beautiful, having most of its original mint luster and mirror like with some light fogging on the top of the obverse and 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 33 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #295.
Condition: I would grade this coin as an about uncirculated with proof like appearance or much better with all the details being very well preserved and very nice eye appeal. The coin is beautiful, has most of its mint luster, mirror like fields with some fogging on the top of the obverse. It does have a few minor scratches, a minimum amount bag marks, and minimal wear if any commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin has very nice eye appeal. Please see photo for condition information.