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1 Qirsh / Piastre

Features

Country Syria
Type Common coin
Year 1940
Value 1 Piastre (0.01 SYP)
Metal Zinc
Weight 4 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Demonetized yes
References KM# 71a, Schön# 4a, Lec# 16
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises
by Jean Lecompte
(Victor Gadoury, 2007)

Obverse

Wreath made of oak and olive tree branches.

Lettering:
دولة سورية
*ETAT DE SYRIE*

Translation: State of Syria

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

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

Reverse

2 lion heads and branches of olive tree.

Lettering:
غرش واحد
1 PIASTRE 1
1940 · ١٩٤٠

Translation:
One Piastre
1940

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

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

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1940  2,000,000 Monnaie de Paris mint

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