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Metal pounds - modern coins of Lebanon

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  • Lebanon, Republic
  • Lebanese pound (lira)
  • Beirut
  • of 10 400 sq. km
  • Arabian (state), French, English, etc.
  • LB (LBN) 422

Modern monetary unit of Lebanon is pound (lira) which is equal to 100 qirshes.

After falling of Ottoman empire in 1918, the Egyptian pound became currency of Lebanon. At control reception over Syria and Lebanon, Frenchmen have replaced Egyptian pound with the Syrian pound which has been connected with franc France under the relation 1 pound=20 francs. Lebanon has started to manufacture own coins since 1924, and notes since 1925.

The First coins of Lebanon manufactured in 1924 were dignity in 2 and 5 Hirsch. During the Second World War, Lebanon has entered into the circulation of a coin in nominal value 1/2, 1 and 2 1/2 Hirsch.

After war, the Arabian name of coins about a Hirsch in a qirsh was changed. During the period with 1952 for 1986 coins of denomination in 1 2 1/2, 5, 10, 25 both 50 qirsh and 1 lira were manufactured. Issue of these coins has been terminated with 1986 for 1996, before appearance of a new series which is used now. Coins now in use: 50, 100, 250 and 500 Lebanese pounds.

Nominal value: 50 pounds (liras)
Stamping: 1996
the Material: Stainless steel
the Note:
the Obverse of 50 pounds (liras) Lebanon the Reverse of 50 pounds (liras) Lebanon
Nominal value: 100 pounds (liras)
Stamping: 2003
the Material: Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 100 pounds (liras) Lebanon the Reverse of 100 pounds (liras) Lebanon
Nominal value: 250 pounds (liras)
Stamping: 2000
the Material: Aluminum-Bronze an alloy
the Note:
the Obverse of 250 pounds (liras) Lebanon the Reverse of 250 pounds (liras) Lebanon

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