½ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz Hejaz & Nejd and Dependencies

Features

Country Saudi Arabia
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1346 (1928)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/2 Qirsh (1/44)
Currency Riyal (1925-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.0 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 8,
  • 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# 6.1
  • 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:
عبد العزيز السعود
ملك الحجاز ونجد وملحقاتها

Translation:
Abd al-Aziz al-Sa'ud
King of Hejaz, Nejd and dependencies

Reverse

Lettering:
نصف قرش
١/٢
١٣٤٦

Translation:
Half Qirsh
1/2
1346

Comments

Coins of 1925: Minted in Mecca as Sharifate or Emirate of Mecca (968-1925)
Coins of 1926: King of Hejaz and Sultan of Nejd as dual Monarchy

Coins of 1927/1928/1930: King of Hejaz & Nejd and Dependencies (new title taken up)

Coins from 1935: King of Saudi Arabia (New title taken up in 1932)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1346 (1928)  3,000,000 6.11 97% ١٣٤٦
1346 (1928)  3% ١٣٤٦ Proof

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