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Syria 1 Lira  1950
Syria 1 Lira 1950

This may be your coin, Philip. The eagle (actually an Islamic falcon) with a crest of three stars pretty much indicates Syria. The reverse of our coin, the silver 1 lira, has crossed branches on the reverse side.

The date is 1369AH, or 1950AD. Muslim dates are called Hijri dates and start around the time Mohammed was alive (600 AD) and use a lunar year with 354 days, so converting between AH (Hijri) dates and AD dates takes a little work. Use IslamicFinder.org to convert between Muslim and Gregorian dates. Use the table below to read the eastern Arabic numerals.

These coins contain 0.216 troy ounces of silver, and that forms the base value for the coin. There is numismatic (coin collector) value over and above base value for nice looking specimens, with catalogs reporting as follows:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $20
fully uncircuated: $40

Use our Important Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.

Coin: 16026 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: philip henson, Mon, 25-Nov-2013 17:50:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 26-Nov-2013 03:21:18 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 19-Nov-2015 20:39:16 GMT
Requester description: 190.-1t79 difficult to describe writing looks arabic ,eagle with shield with 3 stars on face side writing on second side crecesnt shape at top, with crossed tree branches at bottom patter across middle
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