1 Ghirsh / Piastre Essai

Features

Issuer Lebanon
Period State of Greater Lebanon (1920-1926)
Type Pattern
Year 1925
Value 1 Piastre (0.01)
Currency Syrian pound (1920-1939)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.9 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 102170
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E2,
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# 8
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Hole in centre of wreath

Lettering:
دولة لبنان الكبير
ETAT DU GRAND LIBAN

Translation: State of Greater Lebanon

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

Lettering:
غرش وَاحد
1 PIASTRE 1
1925 · ١٩٢٥

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

torch Henri-Auguste-Jules Patey, General coin engraver, Paris Mint (1896-1930)

Comments

1st Essai of KM#3.

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