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20 Piastres 1916 Two Dates ?  
 

 
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Canada
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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:27 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Imasnore to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I can not read Isalmic script for dates but I think there are two different dates on each side of this coin. Which one is the correct date 1916 or am I mistaken ? Please advise.



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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vb3347 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You are correct that there are 2 different dates. The coin was minted in 1916 (Islamic date AH1335). The obverse has the accession date of Sultan Hussein Kamil, which is AH1333.
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03/15/2012 11:36 pm
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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ZiggyZ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the date of the coin is 1916 AD, or 1335 by the Muslim calendar, which is the number printed right next to it. The number on the other side is 1333, which is the year Hussein Kamil, in whose name the coin is issued, became Sultan.

Edit: great minds, and whatnot.
Edited by ZiggyZ
03/15/2012 11:40 pm
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Australia
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 Posted 03/15/2012  11:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one of these in about the same condition. Both dates relate to the same year.

When travelling through the Middle East three decades ago, a 10 year old schoolboy taught me how to read arabic numbers scratched into beach sand on the Southern shore of the Caspian Sea in Iran.
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 Posted 03/16/2012  12:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Imasnore to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for help they looked different. gm
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 Posted 03/16/2012  04:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mvojnovic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice coin . Is it Silver?
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money"
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03/16/2012 04:55 am
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 Posted 03/16/2012  05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It sure is! 0.75 oz. ASW.

It is Egyptian, at the time of British occupation.
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