2½ Girush / Piastres Essai

Features

Issuer Lebanon
Period Lebanese Republic (1926-1945)
Type Pattern
Year 1940
Value 2½ Piastres (0.025 LBP)
Currency Lebanese pound (1939-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 3.08 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 102071
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E10,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Lec# 21
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Hole in centre of wreath

Scripts: Arabic, Latin

Lettering:
الجمهورية اللبنانية
· REPUBLIQUE · LIBANAISE ·

Translation: Lebanese Republic

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Reverse

Hole in centre flanked by lion heads with value and dates below

Scripts: Arabic, Latin

Lettering:
غرشان ونصف
١/٢ ٢
2 PIASTRES ½
1940 · ١٩٤٠
ESSAI

Translation:
2½ Piastres
1940
Trial

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Edge

Plain

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)
Mintmark of Paris

Mark

wing Lucien Bazor, General coin engraver, Paris Mint (1931-1958)

Comments

Essai of KM#10

See also

Manage my collection

Please sign in or create an account to manage your collection.

Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1940  wing

Get this coin

No member from this site currently wants to exchange it.

Numista Rarity index: 91 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Lebanon at eBay

Contribute to the catalogue

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale
Duplicate this page