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[[Image:EG_1327yr2H_2qirsh-rev (2).JPG|300px|thumb|from the Ma’adi Collection]]
 
[[Image:EG_1327yr2H_2qirsh-rev (2).JPG|300px|thumb|from the Ma’adi Collection]]
  
The coin shown is a two qirsh, composition silver, from the reign of Sultan Mehmed V. The obverse bears the toughra, or signature, of the sultan, with the denomination written below.  A flower design is to the right of the toughra. The mintmark H is at the base, the mintmark of the Heaton Mint.  The reverse carries the year of mintage (year 2 of reign) followed by the script 'minted in Misr' (Egypt).  The year of accession (1327) is written below, and all the foregoing is enclosed by a wreath.  The date of the coin translates to 1910 AD.  Uslu<sup>[1]</sup> lists this issue as common.  
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The coin shown is a silver two qirsh from the reign of Sultan Mehmed V. The obverse bears the toughra, or signature, of the sultan, with the denomination written below.  A flower design is to the right of the toughra. The mintmark H is at the base, the mintmark of the Heaton Mint.  The reverse carries the year of mintage (year 2 of reign) followed by the script 'minted in Misr' (Egypt).  The year of accession (1327) is written below, and all the foregoing is enclosed by a wreath.  The date of the coin translates to 1910 AD.  Uslu<sup>[1]</sup> lists this issue as common.  
 
   
 
   
 
This denomination represents a member of a coinage reform started in 1884 AD.  Previous to that date, with a value less than one qirsh were given in the unit 'para'.  Though fractional qirshes were treated differently than previous years, qirshes and their multiples resembled pre-reform designs and compositions.  The difference was the introduction of copper-nickel 1 qirshes in certain years.  This suite of denominations was continued until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and subsequent loss of influence in [[Egypt]], in 1914 AD.
 
This denomination represents a member of a coinage reform started in 1884 AD.  Previous to that date, with a value less than one qirsh were given in the unit 'para'.  Though fractional qirshes were treated differently than previous years, qirshes and their multiples resembled pre-reform designs and compositions.  The difference was the introduction of copper-nickel 1 qirshes in certain years.  This suite of denominations was continued until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and subsequent loss of influence in [[Egypt]], in 1914 AD.
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* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 1/40 qirsh]]
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* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 1/20 qirsh]]
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* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 1/10 qirsh]]
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* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 2/10 qirsh]]
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* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 1 qirsh Cu-Ni]]
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* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 1 qirsh silver]]
 
* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 5 qirsh]]
 
* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 5 qirsh]]
* [[Egypt AH1327 (3) 1 qirsh Cu-Ni]]
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* [[Egypt AH1327 (2)-H 10 qirsh]]
* [[Egypt AH1327 (3)-H 1 qirsh silver]]
 
* [[Egypt AH1327(3)-H 5 qirsh]]
 
* [[Egypt AH1327 (3)-H 20 qirsh]]
 
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1910]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1910]]
 
* return to coins of [[Egypt]]
 
* return to coins of [[Egypt]]
  
 
[[Category:Selections from the Ma'adi Collection]][[Category:Silver dimes of the world]]
 
[[Category:Selections from the Ma'adi Collection]][[Category:Silver dimes of the world]]

Revision as of 18:08, 24 March 2013

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

The coin shown is a silver two qirsh from the reign of Sultan Mehmed V. The obverse bears the toughra, or signature, of the sultan, with the denomination written below. A flower design is to the right of the toughra. The mintmark H is at the base, the mintmark of the Heaton Mint. The reverse carries the year of mintage (year 2 of reign) followed by the script 'minted in Misr' (Egypt). The year of accession (1327) is written below, and all the foregoing is enclosed by a wreath. The date of the coin translates to 1910 AD. Uslu[1] lists this issue as common.

This denomination represents a member of a coinage reform started in 1884 AD. Previous to that date, with a value less than one qirsh were given in the unit 'para'. Though fractional qirshes were treated differently than previous years, qirshes and their multiples resembled pre-reform designs and compositions. The difference was the introduction of copper-nickel 1 qirshes in certain years. This suite of denominations was continued until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and subsequent loss of influence in Egypt, in 1914 AD.

Recorded mintage: 250,000.

Specifications: 2.8 g, 0.833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 307.

Sources:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Uslu, Kaan, Beyazit, M. Fatih, and Kara, Tuncay, Ottoman Empire Coins, Istanbul: Mas Matbaacilik A.S., 2007.

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