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Turkey 1, 5, 10, 20, and 40 Para  1839 to 1861
Turkey 1, 5, 10, 20, and 40 Para 1839 to 1861

As best we can tell, Ian, you have a 40 para from Turkey. Other coins that show in the catalogs under Egypt do not carry regnal year 17. These coins come from sultan Abdul Mejid who ruled from 1255 to 1277AH (Muslim calendar) which is 1839 to 1861AD (Gregorian calendar).

The two coins in our pictures are both 40 para. The one in the main picture comes from Heritage Auctions and is almost fully uncirculated. It sold for $150 US dollars in a 2008 auction. The price would be more today. The second coin with annotations shows more wear and is a $50 coin. It comes from Westfalische Auktionsgesellschaft in Germany. CoinQuest thanks Heritage and Westfalische for use of their coin photos.

Here are some typical catalog values for these coins. These values apply to all regnal years, except as noted.

PARA
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $80
coins with regnal years greater than 15 are lighter and worth less

5 PARA
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $60
coins with regnal year 9 are worth about three times these values

10 PARA
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50
coins with regnal year 15 are worth somewhat more

20 PARA
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $28
fully uncirculated: $56
(note: there are 20 para made of silver, these values are for copper)

40 PARA
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $130
coins with regnal year 23 are rare and catalog near $150 in well preserved condition

Use our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 16068 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Ian John Arlidge, Sat, 30-Nov-2013 03:50:46 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 30-Nov-2013 17:03:52 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 20-Nov-2015 16:04:29 GMT
Requester description: 1255 difficult 40 para?
Tags: turkey 1 5 10 20 40 para turkish turks turkiye cumhiriyeti napa pare toughra tughra tugrha swirl squiggle squiggles scribbles swoosh squiggly squigle twirly scribble curlycue swirls squiggley sqiggles swirly

  

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