Nice Silver Coin 1866 AD-1277 AH Year 7 Egyptian One Qirsh Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz
Description: A nice extremely fine 1866 AD (1277 AH tear 7 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman Rule, one Qirsh silver coin. The small flan coin depicts the tughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time), with a rose 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 current day capital of Egypt in the year 1277AH) and shows that it was struck in the 7th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1866. The year 1277 AH ( 1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan. The coin has a reeded edge, as do all silver coins, weighs ~1.2 gm of 0.833 silver and is ~18 mm in diameter. Coins such as this one are rare in such nice grade since small denomination coins made of silver were normally used extensively and eventually melted for their silver. The coin is of nice grade, is nicely toned and has great eye appeal. It is KM 250. Please carefully review scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: This is a one Qirsh measures about 18 mm and weighs about 1.2 grams of 0.833 silver.
References: It is KM #250.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice extremely fine 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 with all of its details being very well preserved and are all there. It does have a long scratch on the obverse starting at the rose, crossing the tughra and ending at the edge of the coin to the left of the denomination (see first and second photo). It also has some soiling, some stains, and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. Be that as it may, the coin still has great eye appeal. Please see scan for additional condition information.
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