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1 Ghirsh / Piastre

1 Ghirsh / Piastre -  obverse1 Ghirsh / Piastre -  reverse

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Features

Country Lebanon
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1925-1936
Value 1 Piastre (0.01)
Currency Syrian pound (1920-1939)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 3,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Lec# 9,
Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises
by Jean Lecompte
(Victor Gadoury, 2007)
Lec# 11,
Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises
by Jean Lecompte
(Victor Gadoury, 2007)
Lec# 13
Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises
by Jean Lecompte
(Victor Gadoury, 2007)

Obverse

Hole in centre of wreath

Lettering:
دولة لبنان الكبير
ETAT DU GRAND LIBAN

Translation: State of Greater Lebanon

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor , Henri-Auguste Patey

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.
Henri Auguste Jules Patey was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Reverse

Hole in centre flanked by lion heads with value and dates below

Lettering:
غرش واحد
1 PIASTRE 1
1931-١٩٣١

Translation:
1 Piastre 1
1931 1931

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1925  1,500,000 5.28 5.28 18.96 57% Lec# 9 Monnaie de Paris (torch)
1931  300,000 6.00 10% Lec# 11 Monnaie de Paris (wing)
1933  500,000 11.38 10% Lec# 12 Monnaie de Paris (wing)
1936  2,200,000 5.53 5.53 163.59 49% Lec# 13 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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