Egypt Qirsh  1896 to 1913
Egypt Qirsh 1896 to 1913

These one qirsh coins were minted in Egypt between 1896 (Abdul Hamid II, AH1293 year 22) and 1906 (Muhammad V, AH1327 year 6). The graphics near the bottom of this page tells you how to find the date of your specific coin. The coin in our main picture to the left is dated AH1327 + 6 = AH = AH1333 = 1913AD. See below for more information about dates.

They are made of copper nickel and some of them carry decent numismatic (coin collector) value, especially in high grades.

Here are some approximate catalog values:

worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $40

There are some better dates. In the list below, the values after the dates are for coins in well preserved condition.

AH1293/22 = 1896AD: $60
AH1293/27 = 1901AD: $35
AH1293/30 - 1904AD: $40
AH1327/3 = 1911AD: $100

To date these coins, you can go to to convert between Muslim and Gregorian dates. Muslim dates are called Hijri dates and start around the time Mohammed was alive (600 AD) and use a lunar year with 354 days, so converting between AH (Hijri) dates and AD dates takes a little work.

Coin: 16348 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: oldboots1, Fri, 17-Jan-2014 01:24:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 17-Jan-2014 04:12:51 GMT
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Requester description: 1327 Side one: 17 Stars around outside rim with Arabic writing in centre, 2 arabic number on top with 1327 below. Side 2 has Persian flower vine around outer rim coming out of a small pot. A Tughra in centre, small piece of flower vine to the right and what I think is 'year one' symbol on bottom. Smooth outer rim no reeding.
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