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Offline oldecurb

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Turkey? help to identify please
« on: June 14, 2011, 08:55:54 AM »
Date looks like 1223/32?  Looks like a 10 para (KM 587) but this is copper.
20mm dia and 1.2g.  Any help appreciated



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Re: Turkey? help to identify please
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 10:01:08 AM »
If i see right there is AH 1223 and regnal year 22, so it should be the 20 Para coin KM 588 - if the rest of the data is correct.

Don´t worry about the coluor.
A billon coin of .22 silver content will allways look like a copper coin after wear, corrosion and leaching of the surfaces.

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Re: Turkey? help to identify please
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 10:26:25 AM »
I second that. Piece looks genuine to me.

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Re: Turkey? help to identify please
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 01:11:07 PM »
Thanks for that. 

Yeah, I guess there isn't much silver but tehre are a few worn bits on the edge that look very coppery.  Especially 9 o'clock on the second photo
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Re: Turkey? help to identify please
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 02:37:35 PM »
1223/32!!! So it is KM #596 and only 0.170 silver.

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Re: Turkey? help to identify please
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 11:13:14 PM »
I agree with the diagnosis of KM 596 and 1223/32 too -- I have several of these and their larger and smaller siblings. They're quite fun to collect even in this condition -- I find unknowledgeable dealers and junk merchants put them in the 10p tray because they don't know what they are and in worn condition aren't much to look at. The 5 qirsh is particularly impressive because of its sheer size.