Egypt AH 1277(9) 10 para KM-241

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from the Ma’adi Collection
from the Ma’adi Collection

The coin shown is a copper ten para, from the reign of Sultan Abdul Aziz. 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 10. The reverse carries the ascension date and the text minted in Misr (Misr is Arabic for Egypt). The date is written as AH 1277 year 9, which translates to about 1868 AD. Uslu[1] lists this issue as scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: 6.5 g, copper, 30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 241.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Valentine, W.H., Modern Copper Coins of the Muhammadan States, London: Spink and Sons, 1911.
  • [1]Uslu, Kaan, Beyazit, M. Fatih, and Kara, Tuncay. Ottoman Empire Coins, Istanbul: Mas Matbaacilik A.S., 2007.

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