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So after looking at what seemed like 5000 photos I finally figured out what the coin my Best Friend gave me for my birthday is-not the counterfeit one, smh. This is an 1820-1821 Silver 1 Dirham from the region that was Morocco before it was Morocco, I think. I have been unable to find one online that is as old so if any of you can help me value it that'd be great, as well as any more information about the era and area in which it was made. If there is some resource that I can look up and research I'd love to know it. After looking at all these different type of hand stamped coins I know these are what I am meant to collect. I am amazed at how this coin, as small and as thin as it is has survived for 200 years. So have a look see y'all!

*that's a nail file in the photos for reference

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Boy, 26 views and not a single response? Is it fake or something and y'all don't want to tell me? Cause if it is I'd surely like to know. Because if it is real then it's the only coin that I could say is the most valuable I own. (I have others that I THINK are more valuable but by only my eyes seeing them I don't really know for sure). 

So speak up somebody! One of you must know something about the Dirham? That's what it is, I think. Lol

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Karen-

You might get a better response if you listed this in the "US World and Ancient Coin" Forum.

I'm sure there are members there that don't look at this Forum who may be able to help. I know that I have very little knowledge on Ancient coins as I am sure most who participate here don't have.

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11 hours ago, KarenHolcomb said:

Boy, 26 views and not a single response? Is it fake or something and y'all don't want to tell me? Cause if it is I'd surely like to know. Because if it is real then it's the only coin that I could say is the most valuable I own. (I have others that I THINK are more valuable but by only my eyes seeing them I don't really know for sure). 

So speak up somebody! One of you must know something about the Dirham? That's what it is, I think. Lol

gurrrllll, I know nothing of the coin but why would you use a nail file as reference? I would freak if there was the slightest bit of friction while holding the 2 close together.

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Lol! I appreciate your concern but did you see the coin?  I think it started out on the bad side of the hammer and it's life probably hasn't been a very smooth roll. And being 200 years old I figure it's been through much worse. Plus, it wasn't the file part and it was the thinnest item close at hand that was long enough to hold still while I took the picture. And I did have my gloves on. Lol! 

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2 hours ago, KarenHolcomb said:

Thanks Y'all. I have used up my reactions for the month it seems.

whaaa! there is a limit?

 

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1 hour ago, Dukemnm said:

whaaa! there is a limit?

 

Well yeah. Do you not use them often? The month thing was a joke, it's a daily limit.

I went and looked at the link you shared and that's nothing like my coin. I can't even find the one I had found before that is identical except for the year. Do you suppose the date may have been added later, like kind of a counter strike?

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On 8/7/2019 at 7:18 PM, KarenHolcomb said:

Do you suppose the date may have been added later, like kind of a counter strike?

I believe that date is AH as opposed to AD. not sure how to explain the date difference but not, I dont think it was added later. The 1263 AH  would put it around 1846 AD. 

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/islam-calendar.htm

Also Here is a link that might help you in your information quest by our host.

https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/morocco-1-2-dirham-y-4-1299-1314-cuid-1129472-duid-1441723

one thing that would be great is if you can document the dimensions and weight. 

here is a link to an Ebay listing of something similar. https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/morocco-1-2-dirham-y-4-1299-1314-cuid-1129472-duid-1441723

And Lastly, here is one graded by our host that looks very similar to yours. 

https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/2636502-146/NGCDetails/

hope this helps. and don't forget to get dimensions, It might help authenticate before sending in, ig that is your plan. 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Dukemnm said:

I believe that date is AH as opposed to AD. not sure how to explain the date difference but not, I dont think it was added later. The 1263 AH  would put it around 1846 AD. 

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/islam-calendar.htm

Also Here is a link that might help you in your information quest by our host.

https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/morocco-1-2-dirham-y-4-1299-1314-cuid-1129472-duid-1441723

one thing that would be great is if you can document the dimensions and weight. 

here is a link to an Ebay listing of something similar. https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide/world/morocco-1-2-dirham-y-4-1299-1314-cuid-1129472-duid-1441723

And Lastly, here is one graded by our host that looks very similar to yours. 

https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/2636502-146/NGCDetails/

hope this helps. and don't forget to get dimensions, It might help authenticate before sending in, ig that is your plan. 

 

 

 

Thanks duke. Ha! I usually have Dude but you are so close. I think the AH 1263 is like 1820-1821AD. But so.ebody else also said 1840 something. Thanks for the links. I wish I could find that eBay one again, it was identical except the date. 

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On 8/9/2019 at 6:57 AM, KarenHolcomb said:

Thanks duke. Ha! I usually have Dude but you are so close. I think the AH 1263 is like 1820-1821AD. But so.ebody else also said 1840 something. Thanks for the links. I wish I could find that eBay one again, it was identical except the date

@KarenHolcomb Sorry the link didn't paste well for the ebay listing. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Morocco-1-Dirham-AH1268-VF-Details-NGC-silver-RARE-Very-Early-Type/372729221361?hash=item56c86490f1:g:Ry4AAOSw9GRdRGh0

But here it is :D 

 

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On 8/7/2019 at 8:16 AM, Greenstang said:

Karen-

You might get a better response if you listed this in the "US World and Ancient Coin" Forum.

I'm sure there are members there that don't look at this Forum who may be able to help. I know that I have very little knowledge on Ancient coins as I am sure most who participate here don't have.

I'm sorry. I am just now seeing your response. I did indeed post the the other forum before I actually had it in hand. Thanks a bunch.

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