TURKEY, Murad V, 1876, 1 kurush, 1293 AH year 1 (1876 AD)


TURKEY, Murad V, 1876, 1 kurush, 1293 AH year 1 (1876 AD), silver, 0.0321 ozT, KM710, AU

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Murad V was only Sultan for 93 days. He was a westernizer of liberal opinions, and was overthrown by power player reactionaries, who declared him mentally incompetent to justify their takeover. War with Russia ensued, which the Ottomans lost.

Middle East is a funny kind of phrase. It “should” mean the “middle,” say, Egypt to Iran. But in common usage it means everything from Morocco in far northwest Africa all the way to Afghanistan. Right? I mean, if I talk about “the Levant,” or Jazira, you have to know something about geography. But if I say “Middle East” you’re going to have a picture in your head. Maybe Cairo, maybe Kabul, but you’ll have the reference.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.