Nice Bronze Coin 1869 AD-1277 AH Year 10 One Year Type Egyptian 40 Para (Qirsh) Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz Choice Extremely Fine or Better
Description: A great looking choice extremely fine or better 1869 AD (1277 AH year 10 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman rule, 40 para or one Qirsh bronze coin. This large flan coin depicts the tughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time) on the obverse and denomination below it. The reverse has the Legend "Duribah Fee Misr 1277" (struck in Fustat on the outskirts of modern day Cairo the capital of Egypt in 1277AH) and shows that it was struck in the 10th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1869. The year 1277 AH (1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan This is a one year type coin and is listed as KM 248.1. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: This is a 40 para or one Qirsh measures about 37 mm and weighs about 24.6 grams of bronze.
References: It is KM #248.1.
Condition: I would grade this coin as choice extremely fine or better. It has all of its details very well preserved and has nice eye appeal. The coin is much better than the scan shows and is much more evenly toned than the scan suggest. It does have minor scratches, a few minor stains, some soiling imbedded into the writing, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin has great eye appeal. Please see photo for additional condition information.