Egypt AH 1277(9) 20 para KM-247
The coin shown is a silver twenty 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 20. A floral design is to the right of the toughra. 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 lists this issue as rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specifications: 0.66 g, 83.3% silver, 16 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 247.
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