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Encyclopedia > Syrian pound
Syrian pound
الليرة السورية (Arabic)
The Old 100 Syrian pound banknote The 20 Norwegian krone coin compared to the 10 Syrian pound coin
The Old 100 Syrian pound banknote The 20 Norwegian krone coin compared to the 10 Syrian pound coin
ISO 4217 Code SYP
User(s) Syria
Subunit
1/100 piastre
Symbol [citation needed]
Coins 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 pounds
Banknotes 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 pounds
Central bank Central Bank of Syria
Website www.banquecentrale.gov.sy

The Syrian pound (Arabic الليرة السورية al-līra as-sūriyya) is the currency of Syria and is issued by the Bank of Syria (in Arabic مصرف سورية المركزي). The pound is subdivided into 100 qirush (singular qirsh, piastres in English or French), although coins in qirsh are no longer issued. Image File history File links Syrian_pound. ... Image File history File links 20NOK10SYP.jpg‎ a norwegian 20 kroner coin, and a syrian 10 pound coin. ... A 100 piastre note from French Indochina, circa 1954. ... Arabic ( or just ), is the largest member of the family of Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew, Amharic, and Aramaic. ... Qirsh, Gersh and KuruÅŸ are all names for currency denominations in and around the territories formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. ... A 100 piastre note from French Indochina, circa 1954. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


The standard abbreviation for the Syrian pound is SYP. On 5 December 2005, the selling rate quoted by the Commercial Bank of Syria was 58.4 SYP to the US dollar. A rate of about 50 pounds to one dollar has been usual in the early 2000s, but the exchange rate is subject to fluctuations. The pound is not a hard currency, and there are restrictions on its export. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is becoming very long. ...

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History

Before World War I, Syria was part of the Ottoman empire and the Turkish lira was the legal tender. Following the fall of the Ottoman empire and the placing of Syria under a mandate, the Egyptian pound was used in the states under French and British mandates, including Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine. Upon taking Lebanon and Syria under its separate mandate, the French government sought to replace the Egyptian currency and granted a commercial bank, the Banque de Syrie (a French affiliate of the Ottoman Bank), the authority to issue a currency for states under its new mandate. Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz... The Turkish lira was the currency of Turkey until 2005. ... The French Mandate of Syria was a League of Nations Mandate created after the First World War when the Ottoman Empire was split by the Treaty of Versailles. ... ISO 4217 Code EGP User(s) Egypt Inflation 4. ... Map of the British Mandate of Palestine. ...


The pound (or livre as it was then known) was introduced in 1919 and was initially worth 20 French francs. French Franc. ...


As the political status of Lebanon evolved, the Banque de Syrie, which was to act as the official bank for Lebanon and Syria, was renamed the Banque de Syrie et du Liban (BSL). The BSL issued the French franc based Lebanese-Syrian currency for 15 years starting in 1924. Two years before the expiration of the 15 year period, the BSL split the Lebanese-Syrian currency into two separate currencies that could still be used interchangeably in either state. In modern times, however, the currencies are separate, as evidenced by the fact that the Lebanese pound is 30 times weaker than the Syrian pound. French Franc. ...


Until 1958, banknotes were issued with Arabic on the obverse and French on the reverse. After 1958, English has been used on the reverses, hence the three different names for this currency. Coins used both Arabic and French until Syrian independence, then only Arabic. A new series of banknotes was printed in 1998. Many of the old bills were redesigned and a new 1000 pound note was also added.


Trivia

The Norwegian 20 kroner coin compared to the Syrian 10 pound coin.
The Norwegian 20 kroner coin compared to the Syrian 10 pound coin.

The shape of the 10 Syrian pound coin has been found to so resemble the 20 Norwegian krone coin that it can fool vending machines, coins-to-cash machines, arcade machines, and any other coin-operated, automated service machine in the country. While hardly similar to the naked eye, machines are unable to tell the coins apart due to an almost identical weight and size. Image File history File links 20NOK10SYP.jpg‎ a norwegian 20 kroner coin, and a syrian 10 pound coin. ... Image File history File links 20NOK10SYP.jpg‎ a norwegian 20 kroner coin, and a syrian 10 pound coin. ... ISO 4217 Code NOK User(s) Norway Inflation rate 2. ...


As of February 16, 2006, ten Syrian pounds converts to 1.30 Norwegian kroner, or about 0.19 United States dollar. 20 NOK converts to 2.96 USD, almost 15.6 times the value of the Syrian coin. While not easy to find in Norway, the Syrian coins are still used in automated machines there with such frequency that Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal service, decided to close many of their coins-to-cash machines on February 18, 2006, with plans to develop a system able to differentiate between the two coins. In the summer of 2005, a Norwegian man was sentenced to 30 days, suspended, for having used Syrian coins in arcade machines in the municipality of Bærum.[1] February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code NOK User(s) Norway Inflation rate 2. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... Posten is the name of the Norwegian postal service. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A suspended sentence is a legal construct. ... Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions, called counties (fylker, singular - fylke), and 431 municipalities/communes (kommuner). ... View of most of Bærum from Holmenkollen in Oslo County Akershus District Viken Municipality NO-0209 Administrative centre Sandvika Mayor (2005) Odd Reinsfelt (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 334 192 km² 189 km² 0. ...


Banknotes

Depiction of current Syrian banknotes
Arabic side (front, obverse)
Value
English side (back, reverse)
Philip the Arab and the amphitheatre at Bosra
Philip the Arab and the amphitheatre at Bosra
100
The Hijaz railway
The Hijaz railway
Current SYP exchange rates
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Arabic ( or just ), is the largest member of the family of Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew, Amharic, and Aramaic. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This coin struck under Philip to celebrate Saeculum Novum bears, on the reverse, a temple devoted to Roma goddess. ... For the town in Jordan, see Bozrah. ... Image File history File links Philipback. ... Image File history File links Philipback. ...

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Syrian pound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (696 words)
The Syrian pound (Arabic الليرة السورية al-līra as-sūriyya) is the currency of Syria and is issued by the Bank of Syria (in arabic مصرف سورية المركزي).
The pound (or livre as it was then known) was introduced in 1919 and was initially worth 20 French francs.
While not easy to find in Norway, the Syrian coins are still used in automated machines there with such frequency that Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal service, decided to close many of their coins-to-cash machines on February 18, 2006, with plans to develop a system able to differentiate between the two coins.
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