Egypt AH 1255(6) 5 para KM-223
The coin shown is a copper five 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 denomination written below (abbreviated as the letter P for para) with the number five. The reverse carries the ascension date and peripheral flowers. The date is written as AH 1255 year 6, which translates to about 1844 AD. Another design type exists with peripheral text reverse Egypt AH 1255(6) 5 para. Uslu lists this issue as rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specifications: 6.4 g, copper.
Catalog reference: KM 223.
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