Turkey AH 1255(10) 5 kurush KM-673

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from the Ma'adi Collection
from the Ma'adi Collection

This specimen is from a series struck in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Abdul Mejid (r. 1839-1861). Ottoman coins were dated using regnal years; the reverse bears the date AH 1255 (= 1839 A.D.) while the obverse bears the regnal year 10. 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 1260-1277.

Recorded mintage: 252,000.

Specification: 6.013g, 0.830 silver, 0.1605 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 673.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Uslu, Kaan, Beyazit, M. Fatih, and Kara, Tuncay, Ottoman Empire Coins, Istanbul: Mas Matbaacilik A.S., 2007.

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