Turkey AH1327(8) 50 kurush
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"OSMANISCHES REICH | Muhammad V., 1327-1336 H./1909-1918 AD, 50 Kurush 1327 H./Jahr 8, Qustantînîya. Tughra neben monogrammiertem al-ghâzî über dem Regierungsjahr auf Lorbeerzweigen und Pfeilköchern, Münzstättenangabe und Datum des Regierungsanfangs. Vorzüglich. In der Reversmitte etwas flaue Prägung. (Turkey, Muhammed V, 1909-18, gold fifty kurush of AH 1327, year 8, Constantinople mint. Obverse: Tughra next to monogrammed "al-ghâzî" over the regnal year on laurel branches and quivers, reverse: mintmark and accession date. Extremely fine, Reverse center with weakness.)"This specimen is from a series struck in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Muhammed V (r. 1909-18). 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 1327 (= 1909 A.D.) while the obverse bears the regnal year 8 (= AH 1334). 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 1332-37 (1915-17); the SCWC prices them all the same. The last gold fifty kurush of this size was issued in 1929, under Ataturk's Republic.
Recorded mintage: 7,330.
Specification: 3.61 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 3.62 g.
Catalog reference: Fr-58. KM 775. Ölcer 35.042. Pere 1026. Sultan coll. 688.
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