Country Georgia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1804-1810
Value 1 Bisti (0.1)
Currency Abazi (1804-1833)
Composition Copper
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1810
Number N# 53839
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References KM# 72
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Bricked crown - Symbol of Tbilisi

crossed olive and palm branches

Lettering: ტ ფ ი ლ ი ს ი

Translation: T b i l i s i


Denomination in Persian Dinars, but by Georgian lettering. "კ" = 20 Dinars
year by Georgian lettering


ქ ა რ თ უ ლ ი
ფ უ ლ ი

კ = 20
ქართული ფული = Georgian coin
ჩყი = year ( in this case 1810)


Bisti -  obverse

© David Mikeladze


For easy  counting of years, here are most  useful  letters:

Monetary system in Georgia   during Russian  coinage for Georgia (1804 - 1835)
1 Abaz =  10 Bisti.
1 Bisti = 2 Russian  Kopeks
1/4 Bisti ( Puli)  =   Russian Denga  ( half Kopek).
1 Russian Rouble = 5 Abaz

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1804  1 000 7% ჩ ყ დ
1805  1 300 27% ჩ ყ ე
1806  24 500 7% ჩ ყ ვ
1808  20 500 20% ჩ ყ ც
1810  315 000 80% ჩ ყ ი

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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