Scarce Silver Coin 1869 AD-1277 AH Year 10 Egyptian 2 1/2 Qirsh Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz
Description: A nice fine or better 1869 AD (1277 AH tear 10 of Abdul Aziz's reign) Egyptian, while under Ottoman Rule, two and a half (2 1/2) Qirsh silver coin. The coin depicts the tughra of Abdul Aziz (the Ottoman Sultan, in Turkey, at the time) on the obverse with a rose 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 10th year of Abdul Aziz's reign, translating to 1869. The year 1277 AH ( 1861 AD) is the year when Abdul Aziz became sultan. The coin has a reeded edge, which is mostly all worn off and you can only see remnants of it. This is KM 251, weighs ~3.2 gm of 0.9 silver and is ~21.4 mm in diameter. The coin has considerable wear and a stain to the obverse but the details are relatively well preserved and is 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 mm and weighs about 3.2 grams of 0.9 silver.
References: It is KM #252a.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice fine or better with all the details being well preserved and very readable. The coin is much better than the scan shows. It has quite a bit of wear and a large stain on the obverse. It does have some scratches and bag marks. The reeding of the edge is worn off and has almost disappeared completely, which we believe is due to extensive circulation. It also has a few minor nicks to the rim, pitting or nicks to the surface, and 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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