5 Girush / Syrian Piastres Essai

Features

Issuer Lebanon
Period State of Greater Lebanon (1920-1926)
Type Pattern
Year 1924
Value 5 Piastres (0.05)
Currency Syrian pound (1920-1939)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 102087
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E1,
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# 23
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

A cedar tree - the symbol of Lebanon - within circle

Lettering:
ETAT DU GRAND LIBAN دولة لبنان الكبير
٢٤ ١٩
1924

Translation:
State of Greater Lebanon
1924

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

Henri Auguste Jules Patey was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Reverse

Value flanked by stars.

Lettering:
PIASTRES 5 SYRIENNES
★ ٥ ★
غروش
ESSAI

Translation:
5 Syrian Piastres
Essai

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

Henri Auguste Jules Patey was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Essai of KM#2
Mint: Monnaie de Paris

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1924  Without privy marks

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