½ Qirsh / Piastre

½ Qirsh / Piastre -  obverse½ Qirsh / Piastre -  reverse

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Features

Country Syria
Period Mandatory Republic (1930-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1935-1936
Value 1/2 Piastre (0.005 SYP)
Currency Pound (1919-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 2711
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 75,
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# 9,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Lec# 6,
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Lec# 7
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Denomination in arabic digits inside a circle.

Lettering:
الجمهورية السورية
١/٢
نصف قرش
١٩٣٦

Translation:
Republic of Syria
½
Half Piastre
1936

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.

Reverse

2 oat sprigs around denomination.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE
SYRIENNE
1/2
PIASTRE
1936

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1935  600 000 4.75 14.24 47% Lec# 6 Monnaie de Paris mint
1936  800 000 10.97 65% Lec# 7 Monnaie de Paris mint

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