• 1 Piastre 1952, KM# 4, Libya, Idris I
  • 1 Piastre 1952, KM# 4, Libya, Idris I
Description

Idris (Arabic: إدريس الأول‎‎; El Sayyid Prince Muhammad Idris bin Muhammad al-Mahdi as-Senussi; 1889–1983), was a Libyan political and religious leader who served as the Emir of Cyrenaica and then as the King of Libya from 1951 to 1969. He was the chief of the Senussi Muslim order. Idris' regime was weakened by growing Arab nationalist and Arab socialist sentiment in Libya as well as rising frustration at the country's high levels of corruption and close links with Western nations. While in Turkey for medical treatment, Idris was deposed in a 1969 coup d'etat by army officers led by Muammar Gaddafi.

Obverse

Idris I faced right.

Engraver: Paul Vincze (P.V.)

Translation: Idris the First, King of Libya

إدريس الأول‎ ملك ليبيا
P.V.

Reverse

Crown above wreath with value and date within

Translation:
1 Piastre
1952

١
قرش ليبي
١٩٥٢
قرش ليبي
ONE PIASTRE

Edge

1 Piastre (Qirsh)

Kingdom
KM# 4
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.8 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# PS1
Mint
Royal Mint

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