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Egypt 5 Qirsh

XF+ Egypt Silver Coin 1906 AD Five Qirsh Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II H Mark

  • $ 59.99

Description:   A beautiful extremely fine or much better 1293 AH 32nd year of Sultan Abdul Hamid II reign, or 1906 AD, Egyptian Five Qirsh (or pistres) 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. The reverse says "Duribah Fi Misr" or struck in Egypt with the number 32 over the "beh" in duribah (for 32nd 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 and is nicely toned. The coin still has all of its details well preserved and very readable. Please carefully review scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.

Date:  1906. 

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 5 Qirsh, weighs approximately 7 grams of 0.833 silver and is about 26 mm in diameter.

References:  It is KM #294.

Condition:  I would grade this coin as a beautiful extremely fine or much better with all the details being very well preserved and very nice eye appeal. It does have minor scratches, nicks, some minor bag marks, and a few bumps to the edge, most pronounced are the two at 10 O'clock on the obverse. The coin has wear commensurate with its age and circulated status.  The coin has very nice eye appeal. Please see photo for condition information.

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