Turkey AH1336(1) 100 kurush
"OSMANISCHES REICH | Muhammad VI. 1336-1341 H./1918-1922 AD, 100 Kurush 1336 H./Jahr 1, Qustantînîya. Tughra über dem Regierungsjahr auf Lorbeerzweigen und Pfeilköchern, Münzstättenangabe und Datum des Regierungsanfangs. Vorzüglich-FDC. Stempelfehler im Avers. (Turkey, Muhammed VI, AH 1336-1341, hundred kurush of AH 1336, year 1, Constantinople mint. Obverse: toughra over regnal year in wreath and arrows; reverse: mintmark and accession date. Extremely fine-uncirculated, Die flaw on reverse.)"This specimen is from a series struck in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Muhammed VI (r. 1918-23), the last Ottoman sultan. This denomination was introduced during the rule of Sultan Abdul Mejid (r. 1839-61). Ottoman coins were dated using regnal years; the reverse bears the date AH 1336 (= 1918 A.D.) while the obverse bears the regnal year 1 (= 1917 A.D.). The Hejira calendar uses a lunar year instead of a solar year, so its starting date moves from year to year. This type was issued AH 1336-40 (1917-21) and is the last of the denomination. At the end of World War One, the sultan was a puppet of Ataturk and his friends, soon to be deposed.
Recorded mintage: 37,634.
Specification: 7.22 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 7.17 g.
Catalog reference: Fr-186 (formerly Fr-72), KM 821, Ölcer 36.021. Pere 1069. Sultan coll. 783.
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