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Syria 2 1/2 Piastres Emergency Coinage World War II  1941
Syria 2 1/2 Piastres Emergency Coinage World War II 1941

Syria produced these coins in aluminum as an emergency issue during World War II. Not many survive today, and that drives the price up. There is no date shown on the coin, but 1941 is usually assigned.

The trick is to find a specimen that is in fairly decent condition. Many of the surviving coins are bent, corroded, split, or otherwise damaged. The coin in our picture is in average circulated condition.

Approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100

Be sure to read our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 21609 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: PN, Sun, 20-Nov-2016 23:10:15 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 20-Nov-2016 23:12:48 GMT
Requester description: Other side has Arabic writing
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