Rare Silver Egyptian Coin 1929 AD or 1348 AH One Year Type 2 Piastres Mint Mark BP King Fuad the First Facing Left Brilliant Uncirculated ANACS MS 63
Description: A beautiful brilliant uncirculated one year type 1348 AH or 1929 AD Egyptian two piastres rare silver coin. The coin depicts the bust of King Fuad or Fouad the first (who ruled Egypt during the British occupation) facing left. He is wearing a uniform and a fez and has the words Fouad the first King of Egypt along the edge on the obverse. The reverse has the words "Al Mamlkah Al Mesryah" (Kingdom of Egypt) in the center in beautiful calligraphy surrounded by the denomination and the date in years AD (1929) and AH (1348). The letters "B.P." also appears on the bottom of the reverse. This is a relatively rare coin with low mintage of only 500,000, which is rather low for such a low denomination. The coin is graded by ANACS as Mint State MS63 and comes in a plastic slab. Please carefully review scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Mint: Egypt (actually the coin was minted in Hungary and has the mint mark BP on the reverse for Budapest, Hungary). Only 500,000 of this coin were minted.
Size and Weight: This is a one year type 2 piastres, which is approximately 19 mm in diameter and weighs ~2.8 gm of 83.3% silver. The coin has a reeded edge.
References: It is KM #348.
Condition: The coin is graded by ANACS as MS 63 and comes in a plastic slab. The coin retains all of its original luster and is very brilliant. It has a minimum number of scratches and bag marks and is truly beautiful. Would make a great addition to your high quality Egyptian coin collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.