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Lebanon 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, and 5 Piastres  1938 to 1945
Lebanon 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, and 5 Piastres 1938 to 1945

These are World War II issues. They are difficult to find in decent numismatic (coin collector) condition. They all say LIBAN X PIASTRES (where X = 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, or 5) but the patterns are different. The 1/2 piastre has a hole in the center. The 1/2 and 1 piastres are made of brass; the 2 1/2 and 5 piastres are made of aluminum. The 5 piastres is a truly rare coin.

Our listings below give very approximate catalog values for these coins. If you have one in good condition, with a nicely centered strike and pleasant eye appeal, it is worth more than most of the somewhat crude coins you find in many collections.

1/2 PIASTRE:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25

1 PIASTRE:
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $16
fully uncirculated: $40

2 1/2 PIASTRES:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50

5 PIASTRES:
worn: $1000 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1500
well preserved: $2000
fully uncirculated: $5000

Coin: 8405 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Emma, Mon, 08-Aug-2011 03:46:44 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 02-Dec-2013 03:28:42 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 23-Nov-2015 13:23:16 GMT
Requester description: on the front it has LIBAN 1 PIASTRE On the back is what looks like u with a dot in the middle the and a double looking w with dots above and below it then a 1 below it the more funny writting under the 1.
Tags: lebanon 1 2 5 piastres piastre piastries piasters liban dot double dots lebanise lebannon lebonese libanaise beaded period dotted beading beads point periods points bead doubling doubled doubles squiggles squiggle scribbles curl swoosh squiggly squigle swirl bowed twirly scribble curlicues curly curve curved curlycue curvy curving swirls curls squiggley sqiggles swirly curves

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