Turkey AH1327(3) 50 kurush Fr-176

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Sincona sale 59, lot 2452
This specimen was lot 2452 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$848 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"OSMANISCHES REICH | Muhammad V., 1327-1336 H./1909-1918 AD, 50 Kurush 1327 H./Jahr 3, Selânîk/Saloniki. Tughra neben monogrammiertem reshâd über dem Regierungsjahr auf Lorbeerzweigen und Pfeilköchern, Münzstättenangabe und Datum des Regierungsanfangs. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Turkey, Muhammed V, 1909-18, gold fifty kurush of AH 1327, year 3, Salonika mint. Obverse: Tughra next to monogrammed reshâd over the regnal year on laurel branches and quivers, reverse: mintmark and accession date. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This coin was minted to commemorate the sultan's visit to the town of Salonika. He made visits to several other towns, including Bursa, Adrianopole, Kosovo and Manastir, for which commemoratives were issued.

Recorded mintage: 1,200.

Specification: 3.61 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 3.63 g.

Catalog reference: Fr176 (formerly Fr-62d), KM 811, Ölcer 35.343. Pere 1018. Sultan coll. 770.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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