Egypt AH 1255(16) 10 para
The coin shown is a copper ten para from the reign of Sultan Abdul Mejid. It was struck at the Cairo Mint. The obverse bears the toughra, or signature, of the sultan, with the year of strike below. A crude floral design sits right of the toughra. The reverse carries the ascension date (1255 AH) and peripheral text. The date is written as AH 1255 year 16, which translates to about 1854 AD. Uslu lists this issue as scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specifications: 12.90g, copper, 29mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 226.
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