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Lebanon, 1/2 Piastre 1936 extremely fine, Pre-independence French Period

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Period 1934-1936
Year 1936
Value 1/2 Piastre (0.005  SYP)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.48 mm

Reverse

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE LIBANAISE
1/2 PIASTRE
1936

Edge

Smooth

1936 Pierre Gemayel founded the Phalange Party to exert Christian power in Lebanon. It dominated Christian politics for decades after Lebanon's independence from France in 1943.

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