Turkey AH 1327(7) 10 para
This specimen is from a series struck in Istanbul during the reign of Sultan Muhammed V (r. 1909-1918). This reign saw the first use of nickel as a coinage metal in Turkey, though it had already been introduced into Ottoman Egyptian coinage in the 1870's. Ottoman coins were dated using regnal years; the reverse bears the date AH 1327 (= 1909 A.D.) while the obverse bears the regnal year 7. 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: 21,680,000.
Catalog reference: KM 760.
- 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.