Turkey AH 1327(4) 5 kurush
This specimen is from a series struck in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Muhammed V (r. 1909-1918). Ottoman coins were dated using regnal years; the reverse bears the date AH 1327 (= 1909 A.D.) while the obverse bears the regnal year 3. 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 1327-1333 (1909-14). The type is common.
Recorded mintage: 1,635,000.
Specification: 6.013 g, 0.83 fine silver, 0.1605 ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 750.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Uslu, Kaan, Beyazit, M. Fatih, and Kara, Tuncay, Ottoman Empire Coins, Istanbul: Mas Matbaacilik A.S., 2007.