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Please Help Me Figure Out What Year This Egypt Coin Is Please

 
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 Posted 12/03/2021  7:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mikeyworms to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I cant seem to understand how to find the YEAR and information on this EQYPT COIN. As usual thanks so much for all your superior knowledge







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 Posted 12/03/2021  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Check pristine2's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pristine2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin is dated 1327, or 1909 on the Christian/western calendar.
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 Posted 12/03/2021  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's also Ottoman empire, not Egypt.
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I like that coin. Especially the obverse? (first pictures)
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 Posted 12/06/2021  7:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In future try out Creounity. It's my goto app for working out dates on coins.
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 Posted 12/06/2021  7:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is Turkish not Egypt, if you see the arcs around the design its Turkish.

The date is 1327AH or 1909, but above it in the lettering is the number 7 meaning its year 7 of the reign (In this case Muhammad V Reshad) so its actually 1333 or 1914/15 (1327 would be year 1 - so 6 years later and the Islamic year is 354 days, so every 31 years they fall another year behind - like the Hebrew year, its why all the festivals are 10/11 days earlier each year, but unlike the Jews, they do not have the 13th month).

On the other side is the number 1, indicating this coin is 1 Kurus (Piastre) or 1/100th of the old Turkish Lira. I am assuming this is a tiny silver coin (Cupronickel coins of 5,10, and 20 paras were also minted but have a slightly different design).

Currency system to 1926, 40 Paras = 1 Kurus (Piastre), 100 Piastres = 1 Lira, although coins above 1 lira were counted in Piastres. Often silver was made up to 20 Kurus, and there was gold coins at 50, 100, 250 and 500 Piastres (Often used in place of Kuru for Gold). This included the large flattened coins known as "Monnaie deluxe".

Lira was kept when Ataturk reformed the currency in 1928, although nothing was reformed much except the language (Arab script to Western) and the Para eventually was phased out through worthlessness.

Hope this helps

It was almost certainly a souvenir brought back from the Gallipoli or slightly later Middle Eastern campaigns in WW1.
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