2½ Qirsh

2½ Qirsh - obverse2½ Qirsh - reverse

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Issuer Syria
Period Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1367-1375 (1948-1955)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 2½ Piastres (0.025 SYP)
Currency Pound (1919-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 2.0 g
Diameter 17.0 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 14100
References KM# 81,
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.
Schön# 12
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.


Coat of arms of Syria: hawk of Quraish with three stars on the shield holding a scroll with "Syrian Republic" in Arabic lettering. Dates (AD left and AH right) in Arabic digits.

Script: Arabic

الجمهورية السورية
١٣٧٥ ١٩٥٦

Syrian Republic
1956 1375


Value and Arabic lettering

Script: Arabic

الجمهورية السورية
١/٢ ٢
قرشان ونصف

Syrian Republic

Two and a half Piastres




Heaton and Sons / The Mint Birmingham Limited, United Kingdom (1850-2003)
Kings Norton Metal Company, Birmingham, United Kingdom (1890-1962)
Lahore, Pakistan


1367 (1948) Specimen; Ex King's Norton Mint Collection:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1367 (1948)  2 500 000 $ 1.30 $ 1.60 52% ١٣٦٧ ١٩٤٨; Heaton's Mint
1367 (1948)  0.8% ١٣٦٧ ١٩٤٨ Specimen; Ex King's Norton Mint Collection
1375 (1955)  5 000 000 $ 0.34 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 57% ١٣٧٥ ١٩٥٦; Lahore Mint

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