- Coin of the Day: In 1923, the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon took effect. French rule in this remnant of the Ottoman Empire lasted until 1946, and this Lebanese 1934 Half Piastre coin dates from that era.
Value: 1/2 Piastre (0.005)
Currency: Syrian pound (1920-1939)
Weight: 4 grams
Diameter: 21 mm
Thickness: 1.48 mm
Orientation: Coin alignment
Demonetized: Yes Check out this coin on ebay