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Offline AndP36

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Mint fot the Khedivate of Egypt coins
« on: May 01, 2018, 05:09:03 PM »
Hi to all the collectors :),
could anyone help me to identify in which mint was struck these coins?
They haven't mintmark as the following issues.
I know that Cairo mint was already closed in that period, but I didn't find any clear information about it.
Thanks in advance ;)

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Re: Mint fot the Khedivate of Egypt coins
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 11:24:07 PM »
AFAIK, Cairo was the sole Egyptian mint ever since the Alexandria mint was closed somewhere in the 9th century. However, the mint is sometimes referred to as the Al-Mustat mint, confusing because Al-Mustat is the old city of Cairo. It would have been difficult for the Ottomans to close the Cairo mint, as it was one of the most productive in their empire and Egyptian coins were of a different design. Even Napoléon had coins for Egypt struck only in Cairo. In 1835, the Cairo mint was equipped with modern machinery, so it must have been active. I believe the first Egyptian coins struck outside the country were those made in Berlin in 1885, following the demise of Ottoman rule.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.