½ Qirsh - Abd al-Azīz Hejaz and Nejd

Features

Issuer Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman (1921-1953)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1344 (1926)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/2 Qirsh (1/44)
Currency Riyal (1925-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.2 g
Diameter 23.1 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 14213
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 5,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 3
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
ملك الحجاز وسلطان نجد
عبد العزيز السعود

Translation:
King of Hejaz and Sultan of Nejd
Abd al-Aziz Al-Sa'ud

Reverse

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
نصف قرش
١/٢
١٣٤٤

Translation:
Half Qirsh
1/2
1344

Comments

Coins of 1925: Minted in the mother of all villages (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: King of Hejaz & Nejd and Dependencies (new title took up)
Coins from 1935: King of Saudi Arabia (New title took up in 1932)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1344 (1926)  $ 27 98% ١٣٤٤
1344 (1926)  1.6% ١٣٤٤ Proof

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