Lebanon 10-PIASTRES (KM15)
Lebanon 10-PIASTRES (KM15)

Lebanon 10-PIASTRES (KM15) Lion

After achieving independence from France in 1943, new coins were issued. This 10-piastre coin features a similar cartoon-like lion head to the 5-piastre coin. In this case, the lion has a fatter head and the mane does not extend below the lower jaw. Both are kind of wonderful in a weird sort of way. Oddly, the lower denomination coin was minted in a heavier golden-coloured metal, while this higher denomination piece is light-weight aluminum.

This coin was minted in 1952 only and the reverse features a Lebanese cedar tree.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 23 mm
  • Composition: Aluminum
  • CAT#: KM15

Obverse Legend

1952 REPUBLIQUE LIBANAISE

Reverse Legend

10 PIASTRES

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