Nice Silver Coin 1904 AD 1293 AH Reginal Year 30 Egyptian 2 Qirsh, H Mint Mark Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II
Description: A beautiful brilliant about uncirculated or much better 1293 AH 30th year of Sultan Abdul Hamid II reign, or 1904 AD, Egyptian Two Qirsh (or piastres) 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. There are 7 stars above the tughra. The reverse says "Duribah Fi Misr" or struck in Egypt with the number 30 over the "beh" in duribah (for 30th 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 and a great looking coin. The coin is beautiful, lustrous and ihas some toning along the edge. The coin has all of its details well preserved and very readable. This coin is rather scarce in such a good grade. Please carefully review scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Mint: Egypt, actually these coins were struck in Birmingham England as evidenced by the mint mark "H" at the bottom of the obverse.
Size and Weight: This is a 2 Qirsh, weighs approximately 2.8 grams of 0.833 silver and is about 19 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #293.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a beautiful lustrous about uncirculated or much better (actually the more I look at the coin the more I feel that it has never seen any appreciable circulation) with all the details being very well preserved and the coin having very nice eye appeal. It does have minor scratches, one or two minor bag marks, and some toning or soiling along the edge of the obverse and through the reverse, but still shows quite a bit of the original mint luster. The coin has minimum wear, if any, commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin has very nice eye appeal. It is much nicer than the scan suggests. Please see photo for additional condition information.