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½ Ghirsh / Piastre

Features

Country Lebanon
Type Common coin
Year 1941
Value 1/2 Piastre (0.005 LBP)
Metal Zinc
Weight 2.54 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 9a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Lettering:
الجمهورية اللبنانية
½
نصف
غرش
١٩٤١

Translation:
Lebanese Republic
Half Piastre
1941

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE LIBANAISE
½
PIASTRE
1941

Translation:
Lebanese Republic
1/2
Piastre

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

Milled

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1941  1,000,000 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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