Saudi Arabia AH 1343 1/2 ghirsh KM-2.1

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Steve Album sale 13, lot 1485
Courtesy Steve Album

This type was struck for the newly formed kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the mid-1920's. It was a transitional coinage between the older Ottoman style (see Turkey) and what would become the coinage of the United Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This transitional coinage was often struck over older coins of Hejaz.

The specimen shown was lot 1485 in Steve Album Auction #13 (May 18, 2012) and did not sell. The catalog descriptions reads: "HEJAZ & NEJD: Abdul-Aziz bin Saud, as Sultan of Nejd, 1921-1927, AE ½ ghirsh, AH1343, minor surface hairlines, NGC graded About Uncirculated details. Estimate $100-200."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper or bronze.

Catalog reference: KM-2.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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