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Started by capnbirdseye, February 20, 2018, 06:41:23 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on February 20, 2018, 07:05:40 PMThis is a 5 kurush, KM 599, silver content is 0.1700. The odd shine and colour of the copper is due to the tiny drop of silver it contains This was a time of high inflation in the Ottoman empire.Peter
Quote from: Manzikert on February 21, 2018, 02:33:17 PMThis is the 9th issue, at 17% silver, distinguished from the 8th issue (at 22% if I remember rightly) by the addition of the dot.I've always been fascinated by these two series, and I've managed to get a few which are fully silvered, such as the 20 para below which is stunning considering it is just 17%!Alan