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Live auction - fco_478160 - LEBANON - III REPUBLIC 1 Piastre Cèdre du Liban 1940 Paris

LEBANON - III REPUBLIC 1 Piastre Cèdre du Liban 1940 Paris MS
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 18:01:05
Type : 1 Piastre Cèdre du Liban
Date: 1940
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 2000000
Metal : zinc
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,54 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire dans une qualité exceptionnelle pour le type. Très belle patine grise aux reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ETAT DU GRAND LIBAN (EN FRANÇAIS ET EN ARABE).
Obverse description : autour d’une couronne mixte, chêne et olivier.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 1 PIASTRE 1 / 1933 (EN FRANÇAIS ET EN ARABE).
Reverse description : deux têtes de lion de face, rameaux d’olivier.

Historical background


LEBANON - THIRD REPUBLIC

During the First World War (1914-1918), Lebanon will experience famine and plagues several killing nearly a quarter of its population, especially in Christian areas. After the war, Lebanon and Syria under French mandate. In response to the aspirations of the Lebanese people, especially the Maronites, the formation of a Lebanese nation, General Gouraud makes the country once lost territories. Thus, l September 1920, the Greater Lebanon was born in its current borders. The country is subject to the authority of a French High Commissioner and an administrative commission. Local government is also supervised by French advisers.

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