Scarce Silver Coin 1868 AD-1277 AH Year 9 Egyptian 2 1/2 Qirsh Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz
Description: A nice fine or better 1868 AD (1277 AH tear 9 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman Rule, two and a half (2 1/2) Qirsh silver coin. The coin depicts the toughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time) on the obverse with a flower to the right and the denomination below it. The reverse has the Legend "Duribah Fee Misr 1277" (struck in Fustat on the outskirts of modern day Cairo the capital of Egypt in 1277AH) and shows that it was struck in the 9th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1868. The year 1277 AH ( 1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan. The coin has a reeded edge. This is KM 252, weighs ~3.3 gm of 0.8330 silver and is ~21.4 mm in diameter. The coin has considerable wear, is heavily soiled and considerable dark coloring on both the obverse and reverse, but the details of the inscriptions are well preserved and very readable. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: This is a 2 1/2 Qirsh measures a bit over 21.4 mm and weighs about 3.3 grams of 0.833 silver.
References: It is KM #252.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice fine or better with all the inscribed details being well preserved and very readable. The coin is much better than the scan shows. It has quite a bit of wear, mush soiling and heavy dark coloration (encrusted dirt?) on both sides. It does have scratches, bag marks, and dings to the edge. The coin has considerable wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. This is a scarce coin and is difficult to find in any grade and as such it would make a great addition to your collection at a reasonable price. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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