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50 Ghirshā / Piastres

Features

Country Lebanon
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1929-1936
Value 50 Piastres (0.50)
Currency Syrian pound (1920-1939)
Composition Silver (.680)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 8,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Lec# 42
Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises
by Jean Lecompte
(Victor Gadoury, 2007)

Obverse

A cedar tree - the symbol of Lebanon

Lettering:
الجمهوريّة اللبنانيّة
1929 ١٩٢٩
REPUBLIQUE
LIBANAISE

Translation: Lebanese Republic

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:
٥٠
خمسون قرشا
50
PIASTRES

Translation:
50
Fifty Piastres

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1929  500,064 38.55 Lec# ?? Monnaie de Paris (none)
1933  100,000 Lec# 42 Monnaie de Paris (wing)
1936  100,000 Lec# 43 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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Bullion value: 3.70 USD Search tips
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