Large Silver Coin 1904/05AD 1293 AH 30th of Abdul Hamid II Reign Egyptian 20 Qirsh Mint Mark H NGC Graded Extremely Fine 40
Description: A beautiful extremely fine 1293 AH year 30 of Sultan Abdul Hamid II reign, or 1904/1905 AD, Egyptian twenty Qirsh (or pistres) silver coin. The coin depicts the toughra 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 30 over the "beh" in duribah (for 30th 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 on a great crown size silver coin. The coin comes in a plastic slab and is graded by Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) as XF 40. The coin is beautiful and is attractively toned with all the details being preserved and readable. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1293 AH / Year 30 or 1904/1905.
Mint: Egypt. Actually the coin was struck in Birmingham, England as evidenced by the letter "H" for the mint mark on the bottom of the obverse.
Size and Weight: This is a 20 Qirsh, weighs approximately 28 grams of 0.833 silver and is about 40 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #296.
Condition: The coin is graded by NGC as XF 40 and comes in a plastic slab so labeled. The coin has all of its details being well preserved and having nice eye appeal. The coin is beautiful and is nicely toned. It does have minor scratches, bag marks, and even wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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