Rare Coin 1907 AD, 1293 AH Yr. 33 Egyptian Silver Twenty Piastres Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II
Description: An very nice extremely fine or better 1293 AH 33rd year of Sultan Abdul Hamid II reign, or 1907 AD, Egyptian twenty 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, with seven stars above. The reverse says "Duribah Fi Misr" or struck in Egypt with the number 33 over the "beh" in duribah (for 33rd 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. The coin is beautiful and nicely toned with all the details being well preserved and very readable. This is a rather rare coin of low mintage (about 150,000). Please carefully review scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Mint: Egypt, actually the coin was minted in Birmingham England as evidenced by the letter "H" on the bottom of the obverse.
Size and Weight: This is a 20 Qirsh, weighs approximately 27.8 grams of 0.833 silver and is about 40 mm in diameter.
References: It is KM #296.
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. The coin is beautiful and lightly toned. It does have minor scratches, bag marks, and one or two minor bumps to the rim, and 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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