Nice Silver Coin 1863 AD-1277 AH Year 4 Egyptian 2 1/2 Qirsh Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz
Description: A nice very fine or much better 1863 AD (1277 AH tear 4 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman Rule, two and a half (2 1/2) Qirsh silver coin. This large flan coin depicts the tughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time), with a flower to the right, 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 4th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1863. The year 1277 AH ( 1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan. The coin had a reeded edge, as do all silver coins, weighs ~3.15 gm of 0.833 silver and is ~19mm in diameter. The coin is heavily toned and has no residual silvery coloring at all, but the details are all there and in very fine condition. It is KM 251. Please carefully review scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: This is a 2 1/2 Qirsh measures about 19 mm and weighs about 3.15 grams of 0.833 silver.
References: It is KM #251.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice very fine or much better with all the details being very well preserved and has nice eye appeal. The coin is much better than the scan shows. It is nicely toned and the toning has covered its silvery color, but the details are very well preserved and are all there. It does have minor scratches, a few minor nicks to the rim, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin has great eye appeal. Please see scan for additional condition information.