¼ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz Countermarked - Host date : AH 1344

¼ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz (Countermarked - Host date : AH 1344) -  obverse¼ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz (Countermarked - Host date : AH 1344) -  reverse

© Ponpandi Perumal

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 4.25 g
Diameter 20.00 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 22
  • 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

Reverse

Denomination and date below

Lettering:
ربع قرش
١/٤
١٣٤٤

Translation:
Quarter Qirsh
1/4
1344 (Host date)

Edge

Smooth

Comments

COUNTERMARKED COINAGE :
The countermarked examples of earlier types bearing the Arabic numerals 65. They were countermarked in a move to break money changers’ monopoly on small coins in AH1365 (1946AD). These countermarks vary in size and are found with the Arabic numbers raised in a circle. Incuse countermarks are considered a recent fabrication.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1365 (1946)  ١٣٤٤//٦٥

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