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5 Girush / Piastres

5 Girush / Piastres -  obverse5 Girush / Piastres -  reverse

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Features

Country Lebanon
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1925-1940
Value 5 Piastres (0.05)
Currency Syrian pound (1920-1939)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.85 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

A cedar tree - the symbol of Lebanon

Lettering:
دولة لبنان الكبير
ETAT DU GRAND LIBAN

Translation: State of Greater Lebanon

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

Henri Auguste Jules Patey was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Reverse

Trireme, ancient boat, war ship, used by the Greeks, Romans and Phoenicians. Denomination and date below

Lettering:
٥ غروش
5 PIASTRES
1925 · ١٩٢٥

Translation:
5 Piastres
1925

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

Henri Auguste Jules Patey was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Edge

Milled

Comments



Both types were struck in Paris

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1925  1,600,000 2.21 KM# 5.1; Lec# 27; torch to the left; see comments
1925  600,000 2.38 5.18 5.18 KM# 5.2; Lec# 26; torch to the right; see comments
1931  400,000 15.16 KM# 5.2; Lec# 28; (wing)
1933  500,000 7.64 KM# 5.2 ; (wing)
1936  900,000 4.15 KM# 5.2; Lec# 30; (wing)
1940  1,000,000 6.77 7.70 KM# 5.2; Lec# 31; (wing)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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