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Turkey 1 and 2 Kurush  1908 to 1917
Turkey 1 and 2 Kurush 1908 to 1917

These silver coins from Ottoman Turkey sport a neat tughra and the Islamic year AH3127, indicating the rule of Muhammad V between AH1327 and AH1336 (western years 1909AD to 1918AD):

1 KURUSH: 15 mm diameter, 0.0321 troy ounces silver
2 KURUSH: 19 mm diameter, 0.0642 troy ounces silver

The year of the Sultan's reign (regnal year) appears on the side with the tughra, the side opposite the side with the AH1327 date. In our image, the regnal year is 3, or AH1330 or 1911AD.

1 KURUSH
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $20

2 KURUSH
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30

Regal year 5 is special for 2 kurush coins. Double the values shown.

Requester Jeronimo describes his particular coin with heavy black toning. This can add value for some collectors who like toned coins, but, for the most part, it detracts from value because most collectors prefer coins of natural color.

Coin: 20844 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: jeronimo, Wed, 16-Mar-2016 20:49:42 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 19-Mar-2016 01:28:50 GMT
Requester description: flowing arabic script with the year 1327
other side is the tughra with a separate secondary inscription in the right corner above it, the regnal year is 4 this side is outlined by stars


I put little or no wear but the coin is toned almost to black so I have to look closely to find the details, they are still 100% present though
Tags: turkey 1 2 kurush turkish turks cumhuriyeti turkiye cumhiriyeti cummuriyeti arabic arab script monogram year tughra inscription corner regnal 4 stars star toned tone black 100 arabesque aribic arabian arabia letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials tugrha toughra reign regn regne regno regnum regni regnat reyna starrs toning starburst burst

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