¼ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz countermarked

¼ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz (countermarked) -  obverse¼ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz (countermarked) -  reverse

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Features

Country Saudi Arabia
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1365 (1946)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/4 Qirsh (1/88)
Currency Riyal (1925-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.2 g
Diameter 20.8 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 25
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

King's name and title.
Countermark "٦٥" (Arabic 65) at center of legend

Lettering:
ملك المملكة العربية السعودية
٦٥
عبد العزيز ال سعود

Translation:
Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
65

Reverse

Denomination and date below

Lettering:
ربع قرش
١/٤
١٣٥٦

Translation:
¼ Qirsh
1356

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Countermark: "٦٥" (Arabic 65)
Countermark Date: AH1965 (1946)
Host Coin: ¼ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz (KM#19.1)
Host Coin Date: AH1356 (1937)

The countermarked coins bearing the Arabic numerals "65" on earlier types were countermarked in a move to break money changers' monopoly on small coins in AH1365 (1946). These countermarks vary in size and are found with the Arabic numerals raised in a circle.
Incuse countermarks are considered a recent fabrication.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1365 (1946)  ١٣٥٦//٦٥

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