Turkey AH 1327(8) 40 para
This specimen was lot 3274 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it sold for $89.25. The catalog description noted, "TURKEY: Muhammad V, 1909-1918, 40 para, AH1327 year 8, KM-766, lustrous, a superb example! MS66." This type was struck years 8 and 9 and is common. The forty para, which competed with the silver kurush, was not struck consistently. An earlier type (KM 766) was struck years 3-5 and an issue of Muhammad VI (KM 828) completes the series.
Recorded mintage: 16,339,000.
Specification: 6.10 g, nickel, 23.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 779.
- 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.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 38, featuring the Dabestani Collection of Persian Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.