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Lebanon 5 Piastres  1925 to 1940
Lebanon 5 Piastres 1925 to 1940

The catalogs are not too kind to these coins. A look at actual successful sales show that these aluminum-bronze 5 piastres can carry decent value when they have an appealing look.

They feature a cedar tree with a tiny bird on either side on the front, or 'obverse', and a galley with many rowers on the back, or 'reverse'. Approximate adjusted catalog values can be found in the table below:

worn: $2 US dollars
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $80
coins dated 1940 are common, divide the above values by 2

To sell for the values above, a coin must be free of all problems such as corrosion, stains, discoloration, or any other issues that will make the coin look less appealing to a collector.

Refer to our 'Important Terminology' page found on the top left in order to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 16056 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: ABDULNASSER RAMMAL, Thu, 28-Nov-2013 14:31:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 29-Nov-2013 13:44:06 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 20-Nov-2015 16:03:22 GMT
Requester description: 1936 5 PIASTERS , GRAND STATE OF LEBANON , 1936 WITH THE PICTURE OF THE BOAT ON THE OTHER SIDE AND ONE SIDE IS THE CEDAR TREE IN GREAT CONDITION
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