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½ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz Saudi Arabia

Features

Country Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman (1921-1953)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1356 (1937)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/2 Qirsh (1/44)
Currency Riyal (1925-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 20,
  • 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.
Schön# 12
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Lettering:
ملك المملكة السعودية
عبد العزيز السعود

Translation:
King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
'Abd al-Aziz al-Sa'ud

Reverse

Lettering:
نصف قرش
١/٢
١٣٥٦

Translation:
Half Qirsh
½
1356

Edge

Smooth or reeded

Mints

Heaton's Mint, Birmingham, United Kingdom
United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

KM#20.1 was minted at Heaton Mint, Birmingham, UK
KM#20.2 was minted at US Mint, Philadelphia, USA in 1947

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1356 (1937)  1,000,000 2.78 22% ١٣٥٦ KM#20.1 (smooth edge)
1356 (1937)  0.7% ١٣٥٦ KM#20.1 (smooth edge) Proof
1356 (1937)  10,850,000 2.43 1.47 1.96 84% ١٣٥٦ KM#20.2 (reeded edge)

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