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1 Ghirsh / Piastre

1 Ghirsh / Piastre -  obverse 1 Ghirsh / Piastre -  reverse

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Features

Country Lebanon
Type Common coin
Year 1940
Value 1 Piastre (0.01 LBP)
Metal Zinc
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 24.4 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 3a, Lec# 16
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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

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

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

Lettering:
غرش واحد
1 PIASTRE 1
1940 -١٩٤٠

Translation:
1 Piastre 1
1940

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

Reeded

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Similar to KM#3

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1940  2,000,000 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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